Amy Cragg 2:21:42, Takes 3rd at 2018 Tokyo Marathon

02/25/2018 - 17:14

Six minute PB puts Amy as Number 5 American All time

By Larry Eder

Cragg_Amy-Baa10k16-thumb-500x750-32469.jpgAmy Cragg, the 2017 London World Championship bronze medalist in the marathon, just opened, and rightfully so, a few more eyes with her fine performance at the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday. Amy ran 2:21:42, nearly a six minute personal best (2:27:03) on the very fast Tokyo course!

Amy Cragg went out with 2015 champion Birhane Dibaba and the pre race favorite, Ruti Aga. They stayted together until around 33 kilometers. Dibaba and Aga battled away, as Amy Cragg, then on a 2:20:30 pace, battled her own demons. Dibaba went on to win, as she had in 2015, but this time with a fine PB of 2:19:51, just missing the 2:19:47 course record. Ruti Aga ran 2:21:19 for second place, (remember, last September in Berlin, where Ruti had placed second?).

Amy Cragg tends to not have easy finishes. In order to break 2:22, Amy Cragg had to dig deep inside herself, and she became the fifth fastest American woman of all times, with her fine 2:21:42.

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