Kamworor invincible at world half marathon

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
4 74 Jemal Yimer  ETH 1:00:33
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
8 153 Julien Wanders  SUI 1:01:03
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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Author: riadha

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