San Juan, Puerto Rico – The annual winter contest to see who can beat Lornah Kiplagat, better known as The World’s Best 10K – an IAAF Gold Label Road Race – will take place again on Sunday evening (24) here, on and around the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge.
Road racing legend Kiplagat has won this race four times in a row, five total, and she returns to San Juan having retained the IAAF World Road Running Championship title last autumn in Udine, Italy. Yet she comes to San Juan with a couple of question marks hovering around her.
Last month at the Dubai Marathon she dropped out at 21K, citing an injury to her right calf. So question number one is: Will the calf seize up on her again Sunday? Answer: Only time will tell. And question number two is: Will she be able to garner enough speed, coming off marathon training just last month? Answer: “No problem, we do the same kind of training for a marathon as for a 10K,” said her coach Peter Langerhorst.