Pipe living her dream
BARBADOS’ BEST may be getting even better.
Top female distance runner Carlie Pipe has a new personal best in the half marathon after clocking one hour, 32:58 minutes in yesterday’s World Half Marathon Championships in Denmark.
Running through the streets of historic Copenhagen, Pipe – the first Bajan to ever compete in the event – finished far out of medal contention but managed to place ahead of five other female athletes.
American Jessica Drakau Peterson, who won the Run Barbados Half Marathon in December, also contested the 13-mile race along with Trinidadian Tonya Nero – the only other athlete from the English- speaking Caribbean.
The top five places in the women’s race all went to Kenyans.
Pipe is set to compete at another international event in Canada in May with her focus turned squarely on breaking the national 5k record. (JM)