Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
Van Zyl gets season off to solid start
Irvette van Zyl opened her 2017 campaign with a respectable performance at the Barcelona Half-Marathon in Spain on Sunday.
The 29-year-old athlete got off to a fast start, and though she faded in the second half and was well outside her six-year-old 21km personal best of 1:10:56 (on an aided course) she held on to finish ninth in the women’s contest in 1:12:36.
Former world half-marathon champion Florence Kiplagat of Kenya won the race in 1:08:15.