Stewart shone in Rome with the best Czech half-marathon time


“It’s a bit of a shame that it wasn’t an official track, because I ran the fastest Czech half marathon, but the Czech record doesn’t matter to me. However, I’m not disappointed, because my personal best is important to me at the World Cup in China. From that point of view, it’s a satisfaction, ”said Stewart in a statement.

The winner of the recent race Běchovice – Prague and administrator Václav Janoušek only exceeded the value of the official Czech record of Eva Vrabcová Nývltová, who reached a time of 1:11:01 three years ago in the semi -prague marathon, on the third start. at the distance of the half marathon. Last year she ran just seven seconds slower in Gdynia and finished third in the Czech long-term standings behind Alena Peterková (1:11:02).

In Rome, Stewart was the fastest European behind the Kenyan trio. She was far behind third place and ran most of the race on her own. “I’m glad I was able to keep up with the wireless pace,” she said. “The track was perfectly suited to go fast. In fact, the first fifteen kilometers went straight on the highway without any bends. .

The men’s race was won by Ethiopian Tola Abdera in 59:54.

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