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Davis posts fourth-fastest NZ marathon time

Last updated 10:42 15/10/2012
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ON TIME: Mary Davies' time of two hours 28.57 minutes to win the Toronto marathon was the fourth-fastest time by a New Zealand woman.

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Canadian-based Mary Davies slashed nearly 10 minutes off her personal best in winning the Toronto Marathon today, recording the fourth fastest marathon time by a New Zealand woman.

The 30-year-old former Whangarei runner who is now based in Ottawa was nearly a minute ahead of Agnes Kiprop of Kenya, winning in two hours 28.57 minutes.

Davies' previous best marathon was 2:38.48 set at the world championships in Berlin in 2009.

Her aim in entering the Toronto marathon was to post a qualifying time for the world championships in Moscow next August and although the performance standards are yet to be announced by the IAAF, her time should see her running in Moscow.

It was the fourth fastest time on the New Zealand women's all time list. Kim Smith heads the list with 2:25.21, followed by Lorraine Moller 2:28.17 and Mary O'Connor 2:28.20.

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