Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor won the world half marathon championships for the third consecutive time. The 2018 championships were held in Valencia Spain.
The race started very slow. The first 5km were run at a sluggish pace of 14:31. Then at the 15km mark, Kamworor picked up the pace and ran an incredible 13:01 split between the 15km and the 20km mark. It was at this stage that he shook off everyone else.
The 25 year old Kamworor picked up $30,000 in prize money. He has now won the world half marathon championships three times and the world cross country championships twice. He also won the 2017 New York marathon as if to emphasize his versatility.
Abraham Cheroben, who represents Bahrain, finished second, 20 seconds behind Kamworor. Kenya however lost the team title to Ethiopia.
|1||116||Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor||KEN||1:00:02 SB|
|2||24||Abraham Naibei Cheroben||BRN||1:00:22 SB|
|3||56||Aron Kifle||ERI||1:00:31 PB|
|5||72||Getaneh Molla||ETH||1:00:47 SB|
|6||71||Betesfa Getahun||ETH||1:00:54 PB|
|7||57||Amanuel Mesel||ERI||1:00:58 SB|
|9||161||Kaan Kigen Ozbilen||TUR||1:01:05 SB|
|10||70||Leul Gebresilase||ETH||1:01:07 SB|
|11||22||Aweke Ayalew||BRN||1:01:09 PB|
|12||115||Leonard Kiplimo Barsoton||KEN||1:01:14 SB|
|13||27||Albert Rop||BRN||1:01:21 PB|
|14||170||Samuel Kiprono Chelanga||USA||1:01:23|
|15||117||Barselius Kipyego||KEN||1:01:24 SB|
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