Van Zyl gets season off to solid start

Updated: February 12, 2017

Irvette van Zyl finished ninth in Barcelona (photo credit:

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.