Claire Hallissey Eighth in Philadelphia

Claire Hallissey prepared for the Chicago Marathon with an eighth place in the women’s race at the Philadelphia Half-Marathon on Sunday 18th September 2011 – her time of 72:39 ranks her fifth in the UK this year. A classy field saw the women’s race won in 67:11 by Kim Smith of New Zealand with the East Africans Werknesh Kidane (67:26) and Bizunesh Deba (69:53) second and third respectively.