Kamworor breaks World Half marathon record in Copenhagen

Written By: Arnold Nderitu

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor on Sunday broke the World Half-marathon record after emerging victorious in the 2019 edition of the Copenhagen Half Marathon in an official time of 58 minutes and 01 seconds.

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The previous record stood at 58.18 seconds.

Kamworor, a three-time champion, broke the record time of 58.18 set by compatriot Abraham Kiptum, at the Valencia Half Marathon in October last year.

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Bernard Kipkorir took second place in 59 minutes and 16 seconds while Ethiopia’s Berehanu Wendemu Tsegu finished third in a time of 59 minutes and 22 seconds.

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The win sees Kamworor secure his fourth half marathon title following victories at the same venue in 2014, Cardiff in 2016 and Valencia in 2018.

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Kamworor is a former New York City Marathon champion and he also won silver in the men’s 10,000m race at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China.

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Ethiopia’s Birhane Dibaba Adugna, won the women’s race in 1 hour 05 minutes and 57 seconds, taking almost two minutes off her lifetime best.


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