Florence Kiplagat breaks the half-marathon world record in Barcelona (Organisers) © Copyright
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Kiplagat set to return to Barcelona, scene of her world record

Florence Kiplagat will target her own world record at the eDreams Barcelona Half Marathon when she lines up for the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on 12 February.

The 29-year-old Kenyan has twice broken the world record at the event, clocking 1:05:12 in 2014 and then taking three seconds off that mark in 2015. She added a third consecutive victory in 2016, running a season’s best of 1:09:19.

Kiplagat went on to finish third at this year’s London Marathon before winning the Chicago Marathon in a season’s best of 2:21:32.

Jon Mulkeen and organisers for the IAAF