Florence Kiplagat

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Florence Kiplagat training
2011 Berlin Marathon Victory. Image: PHOTORUN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florence Kiplagat is a Kenyan long distance runner coached by Renato Canova. Kiplagat is married to professional runner and former Chicago marathon record holder Moses Mosop. She is also the niece of former 2:06:50 marathon runner William Kiplagat.

Kiplagat burst onto the scene as a junior, after finishing 2nd in the 5000m at the IAAF under-20 world champs. The following year, as a 20 year old, she went onto finish 5th in the senior womens race at the 2007 World Cross Country Championships. At the next World Cross Country Championships in 2009, Kiplagat would finish as the winner, progressing to gold medal status and becoming the world champion. She continued her success in 2009 by breaking the Kenyan national 10,000m record in 30:11.53.

From 2010 on wards Florence switched her sight to road racing, winning her debut half-marathon in 67:40. Arguably one of her most impressive performance came in 2015, when she broke the World Half Marathon record while simultaneously breaking the world 15km and 20km world record.

Florence’s marathon career has seen victories at both the Chicago and Berlin marathon. In the 42.2km race she has a personal best.

 

Personal best(s):
5000m – 14:40.14 | 10000m – 30:11.53 | half marathon- 1:05:09 | marathon – 2:19:44
Florence’s training between December 2008 – February 2009 including international XC racing. source: coach Renato Canova:




Last period of Florence’s training leading into her 2014 Barcelona half marathon world record:

Tuesday 21st January:
30 km in Moiben (15 going + 15 back) in 1:45:46  (medium speed  3’31”5)
Saturday 25th January:

10 x 400m in 1’09” (recover 1’) + 10 x 200 in 32”5 (rec. 1’) + 5 x 400 in 67” (rec. 1’) + 10 x 200 in 31”5 (rec. 1’) with last  in 30”, on ground track of Kamarin and normal shoes of competition (not spikes)

Tuesday 28th January:

3000m in 9’20” + 2 x 2000m in 6’09”9 – 6’06”1 (recover of 3’) + 5 x 1000m (rec. 2’) in 3’01”3 – 2’59”1 – 2’59”5 – 2’59”7 – 2’58”  (ground track  at Chepkoilel)

Saturday 1st February:

15 km exchanging speed (medium speed of fast chilometers  3’08”6, moderate chilometers  3’28”6) in 49’29” a Moiben, road with holes and stones

Tuesday 4th February:

1 hour  Fartlek con 20 volte 1’ fast / 1’ a medium + 20 times 30” fast / 30” easy, running 17.260 meters, with mediums speed of  3’05”2 nei 30’ fast  and 3’59”8 nei 30’ of recover.

Friday 7th February:

On road : 5 km in 15’51” + 4 km in 12’44” + 3 km in 9’29” + 2 km (uphill) in 6’41”, with 1km slow run as recover (4’30” >< 4’44”)

Tuesday 11th February;
5 x 600 in 1’44”7 – 1’44”3 – 1’45”7 – 1’44”8 – 1’45”6  (rec. 1’30”) + 5 x 400 in 1’08”3 – 1’08”2 – 1’08”5 – 1’06”8 – 1’08”6 (rec. 1’) + 5 x 200 in 31”4 – 31”8 – 31”0 – 32”7 – 30”4 (rec. 30” >< 37”)  (track  Kamarin)
Source: Renato Canova