SAN JOSE – September 26, 2015 – Deena Kastor is at an age where most pros hang up their racing flats, but nothing appears to be stopping this American distance-running. Today she tied the women’s US and World Masters record in the 5K in 15:48, winning the women’s Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K and placing third overall. The women’s 5K Masters Record was previously set by Colleen De Reuck in Albany, NY in 2004.
“I felt really good about the race,” said Kastor, who won the 2011 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon in 1:12:23, which was her first win since giving birth to her daughter Piper. “It’s a celebration out here today whether we reach our goals or not. I came out here and gave it my best. There was not one point on the course I could have pushed harder to get a faster time. I’m really happy with my effort. I feel like Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose is an underestimated destination for fast times.”