Keflezighi runs fastest masters half marathon of 1:02:29
SAN DIEGO (AP) Meb Keflezighi won the USA Track & Field Masters Half Marathon title Sunday with a time of 1 hour, 2 minutes, 29 seconds, the fastest ever for a runner 40 or older.
The race, part of the Suja Rock `n' Roll Half Marathon on Sunday, was the first competition as a master for Keflezighi, who lives in San Diego.
Keflezighi, best known for his stirring victory in the 2014 Boston Marathon, broke American masters records for 10 miles and 15 kilometers.
Jordan Chipangama of Flagstaff, Arizona, won the men's open half-marathon in 1:02:27 and Keflezighi was second overall.
''My goal was to run to win and I did that. I wish I won the overall. But second place is a good place,'' Keflezighi said.
Japan's Eri Hayakawa won the women's half marathon in 1:10:50.
Igor Campos, 31, of nearby Chula Vista, won the men's marathon in 2:37:05. Lenore Moreno of West Covina, California, won the women's marathon in 2:41:39.