New Delhi Half Marathon: World’s Fastest Half

December 5, 2013 0

With files from Airtel Delhi Half Marathon and Athletics Illustrated

The 2013 Airtel Deli Half Marathon takes place December 15th in New Delhi, India. This race is being heralded as by race organisers as the fasest ever half-marathon. True to their words, they are hosting the world’s fasest man and woman for 2013, as well as as seven of the top 15 men from this year.  Among the men will also be the 2012 World half marathon champion and the women’s bronze medallist, and the defending men’s and women’s champions from 2012.

“We are very proud to present the best half marathon field ever in history. This elite field includes 11 men who have run under 60.00, of which 4 have run even below 59.00. Also present will be the world’s fastest man (Geoffrey Kipsang 58.54) and women (Lucy Kabuu 66.09, 2nd on all time rankings!) from 2013, over the half-marathon distance and 12 athletes who have won one or more medals at various IAAF World Championships and one World Record holder. In my opinion this shows the quality and depth of the field. On a good day, with good weather circumstances, good pacemakers and athletes, big things are possible. We feel that with this elite field it’s possible to challenge both the course records of 59.15 for men and 66.54 for women and even to look further than that,” says Hermens.

Kipsang clocked 58.54 while winning the 2013 RAK Half, while Kabuu’s timing of 66.09 is the fastest of the year and the second fastest ever. Other athletes to watch include defending champion Edwin Kipyego, Sammy Kitwara who has run twice sub-59.00, Dennis Kimetto the 25km World record holder, Wilson Kiprop World Half Marathon Champion in 2010 and won the Lisbon Half Marathon and Roma Ostia Half Marathon in 2013, Ethiopian Atsedu Tsegay 2012 World Leading men with 58.47, Eritrean surprise this spring Ghirmay Ghebreslassie 60.09 to name a few.

In the women’s field Kabuu will face stiff competition; defending champion Wude Ayalew, Gladys Cherono silver medallist over 10000m at the 2013 World Championships, Florence Kiplagat won Berlin Marathon in 2013 and double World Champion, Emily Chebet double World Cross Champion and Ethiopian Meseret Hailu who won the World Half Marathon Champion title in 2012.

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Edwin Kipyego KEN/1991 60:04
Last year’s winner Edwin Kipyego returns to the streets of Delhi. He set his half-marathon personal best this fall in Philadelphia. Kipyego first began to compete in Europe in 2009 finishing top 10 in the Hamburg Half Marathon, in 2010 he won a series of road races in the
UK, Reading and Bristol Half Marathon and finished second in both Cardiff and Nottingham.
2013 Philadelphia Half Marathon 3rd 60:04
2013 City Pier City Half Marathon 1st 60:05
2012 Delhi Half Marathon 1st 60:55

Atsedu Tsegay ETH/1991 58.47
Atsedu shocked the world in 2012 Prague Half Marathon when he run a shivering 58.47 and broke the Ethiopian Half Marathon Record. This 58.47 was the fastest half-marathon run in 2012. Earlier on in 2012 he showed good form by winning a bronze medal in the
African Cross Championships.
2013 Great Ethiopian Run 10km 1st 29:21
2013 Folksam 10.000m 5th 27:28:11
2012 Sao Silvestre Luanda 10km 1st 28:17
2012 Prague Half Marathon 1st 58:47 NR
2012 African Championships Cross 3rd
2011 Marseille Cassis 20.308km 1st 58:10
2010 World Junior Championships 5000m 6th 13:54:24

Sammy Kitwara KEN/1986 58:48
Kitwara, from Kasagat Marakwet, is one of the fastest half marathon runners in the world with a personal best of 58:58, set in 2011. In that same year he finished fourth in Delhi. He already ran two times sub 59.00 and has run sub-60.00 five times. In 2010, he won the
bronze medal at the World Half Marathon Championships. Kitwara lowered is marathon personal best this fall in Chicago by running 2:05:16 and taking the third place.
2013 Chicago Marathon 3rd 2:05:16
2013 Rotterdam Marathon 3rd 2:07:22
2012 Chicago Marathon 4th 2:05:54
2011 New Delhi Half Marathon 4th 60:09
2011 Philadelphia Half Marathon 2nd 58:48
2010 World Half Marathon Championships 3rd 60:22
2010 Abu Dhabi Half Marathon 2nd 59:34
2010 Lisbon Half Marathon 2nd 59:47
2009 Rotterdam Half Marathon 1st 58:58

Geoffrey Kipsang KEN/1992 58:54
Former world junior cross-country champion Kipsang ran the fastest time of the year 2013 so far. His personal best of 58:54, set in RAK this year, ranks him number one on the IAAF top lists. Kipsang will come to India for the third time. He won the Bangalore 10k in 2012
and placed second in the 2011 Delhi Half Marathon. Kipsang is also the star in a movie called “the Unknown Runner”, a story which gives the viewer a good picture of daily life of a Kenyan athlete growing up from talent to world star.
2013 Berlin Marathon 3rd 2:06:26
2013 Bogota Half Marathon 1st 63:46
2013 RAK Half Marathon 1st 58:54
2012 Berlin Marathon 3rd 2:06:12
2012 Bangalore 10k 1st 28:00
2012 CPC the Hague Half Marathon 4th 59:26
2011 Delhi Half Marathon 2nd 59:31
2011 Lille Half Marathon 1st 60:02
2011 World Cross Country Champs Junior Race 1st

Stephen Kibet KEN/1986 58:54
Kibet is one of the three athletes in the field with a sub-59.00 personal best. He ran his personal best of 58:54 in the 2011 The Hague Half Marathon. He placed fifth at the World Half Marathon Championships in 2012.
2013 San Diego Half Marathon 3rd 61:43
2013 RAK Half Marathon 5th 59:59
2012 The Hague Half Marathon 1st 58:54
2012 Rotterdam Marathon 4th 2:08:05
2010 Olomouc Half Marathon 1st 59:59

Kenneth Kipkemoi KEN/1984 59:11
Kipkemoi is an athlete who’s main focus is on 10000m and half-marathon. He is the reigning African Champion over 10000m and also won a silver medal at the 2011 African Half Marathon Championships. Kenneth first road race he competed was the 2009 Nairobi Half
Marathon. Out of eight half-marathons Kipkemoi has run three times below the one hour mark.
2013 World Championships 10.000m 7th 27:28.50
2013 Berlin Half Marathon 4th 60:45
2012 African Championships 10.000m 1st 27:19
2012 Valencia Half Marathon 2nd 59:46
2012 CPC the Hague Half Marathon 3rd 59:11
2011 Valencia Half Marathon 2nd 59:47

Dennis Kimetto KEN/1984 59:14
Kimetto is one of the top marathon athletes at the moment. After setting the 25k World Record in Berlin in 2012 he made his debut in Berlin finishing second in 2:04:16, in a fastest ever marathon debut time. This year he won Tokyo and Chicago marathons.
In Chicago he set new personal best of 2:03:45, he run on WR schedule for most of the race.
2013 Chicago Marathon 1st 2:03:45
2013 Tokyo Marathon 1st 2:06:50
2012 Berlin Marathon 2nd 2:04:16
2012 Berlin Big 25k 1st 1:11:18 World Record
2012 Berlin Half Marathon 1st 59:14
2012 RAK Half Marathon 1st 60:40

Wilson Kiprop KEN/1987 59:15
After some years on the track and cross-country, Kiprop made his move towards road running by running Berlin Half Marathon in 2009 followed by his marathon debut in Prague. In 2010 he won the World Half Marathon Championships in Nanning, China. He set his
personal best at the half-marathon in Berlin in 2012 by running 59.15. He also won the Kenyan 10.000m trials for the Olympic Games in 2012, but unfortunately he did not finish in the 10000m final in London. This year he already won two half-marathons; Rome-Ostia and
Lisbon marathon.
2013 Lisbon Marathon 1st 60:19
2013 Roma Ostia Half Marathon 1st 59:15
2012 Olympic Games 10.000m DNF
2012 Eugene 10.000m (Kenyan OG Trials) 1st 27:01.98
2012 Berlin Half Marathon 2nd 59:15
2011 Kenyan Championships 10.000m 2nd 27:32.9 (high altitude)
2010 World ½ Marathon Championships 1st 60:07
2010 Lille Half Marathon 1st 59:39
2010 African Championships 10.000m 1st 27:32.91
2010 Prague Marathon 5th 2:09:09 (debut)

Robert Chemosin KEN/1989 59:19
Chemosin lives in Mount Elgon and trains with athletes like Levy Matebo and Gilbert Masai in Iten. Runners from the village inspired him to start running at a young age. Robert has never been to Delhi before and he really hopes to win New Delhi Half Marathon and improve his
best time. He always tries to do his best because running is his passion and also when he retires he hopes to still work in the field, becoming a coach for newcomers.
2013 Yangzhou Half Marathon 10th 62:16
2013 Rome-Ostia Half Marathon 2nd 59:19
2012 Udine Half Marathon 1st 60:23
2012 Le Puy-en-Velay 15k 2nd 43:14
2012 Jesolo Night Half Marathon 1st 63:31

Pius Kirop KEN/1990 59:25
A breakthrough year Pius had last year. He showed his abilities by producing a quick half marathon time in Berlin in April. He went on to win Tilburg Ten Miles (2nd time run on that course behind distance legend Haile Gebrselassie) in September before competing in
Kavarna, Bulgaria, at the World Half Marathon Championships in October where he managed to finish 4th in hot and humid conditions.
2013 Prague Half Marathon 4th 60.18
2012 World Championships Half Marathon 4th
2012 Berlin Half Marathon 4th 59.25
2012 Tilburg Ten Miles 1st 45.38

Daniel Chebii KEN/1985 59:49
Chebii first came to Europe in 2010 where he had a break through 10km win in Düsseldorf running the 13th time of that year over 10km. He set his half marathon personal best in 2012, by winning the Ceske Budejovice half marathon in 59:49.
2013 Prague 10k 1st 27:35
2012 Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon 1st 59:49
2012 Dam tot Damloop 10 miles 2nd 45:02
2011 Berlin Half Marathon 3rd 60:56

Leonard Langat KEN/1990 59:52
Langat finished second behind Edwin Kipyego in last year’s Delhi half marathon. He will come to Delhi for the third time. He run twice below 60.00 in his career so far.
2013 The Hague Royal 10k 1st 28:16
2013 Rabat Half Marathon 6th 61:38
2012 Delhi Half Marathon 2nd 61:07
2012 Berlin Half Marathon 6th 60:05
2011 RAK Half Marathon 3rd 59:52
2010 Route du Vin Half Marathon 1st 59:56
2010 Delhi Half Marathon 8th 60:51

Yakob Jarso ETH/1988 60:07
Jarso took the third place in the 2010 Delhi half marathon where he set his personal best. He comes from a farmer family in Ethiopia and used to play football when he was a child. After winning the school championships in the 5000m he realized he was a good
athlete and decided to fully focus on athletics. He moved to Addis Ababa to train. He is especially proud on his achievement in the 2008 Olympics where he took the fourth place in
the 3000mSC.
2013 Yangzhou Half Marathon 1st 60:39
2012 Milano Stramilano Half Marathon 1st 61:07
2010 Delhi Half Marathon 3rd 60:07
2008 Olympic Games 3000mSC 4th 8:13

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie ERI/1995 60:09
Ghirmay took the 7th place in the World Cross Country Championships junior race this year. After this race he decided to make his half marathon debut at the age of 17 and he ran a strong race in Paderborn. He run a solo race the whole way and finished in 60:09.
2013 Philadelphia Half Marathon 4th 62:27
2013 Goteborg Half Marathon 3rd 63:41
2013 Paderborn Half Marathon 1st 60:09 (debut)
2013 World Junior Cross Country Championships 7th
2012 Tilburg 10 miles 8th 46:29

Nicholas Kipkemboi KEN/1986 60.15
Kipkemboi surprised last year by beating World Record Holder over 10km and 15km Leonard Komon at the Seven hills race 15km in Nijmegen, Holland. In the last kilometre the two were battling it out for first and Nicholas came out on top. Last year he became second in the
Hyderabad 10 and second in the Bangalore 10k.
2013 Bangalore TCS World 10k 2nd 28:12
2013 Yangzhou Half Marathon 2nd 60:42
2013 Dubai Marathon 6th 2:06:33 (debut)
2012 Hyderabad 10km 2nd 27:37
2012 Sevenhills race 15km 1st 42:01

Nicholas Kemboi QAT/1983 60:27
Former Kenyan (Kericho area born) Kemboi is the fourth fastest athlete over 10.000m. Only Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselassie and Paul Tergat have a better personal best. Unlike many other Kenyan-born Qatar-athletes he kept his name when changing
affiliation. He won Silver over 10.000m in the 2009 Asian Championships.
2013 Rabat Half Marathon 1st 60:27
2013 Prague Marathon 1st 2:08:51
2011 Valencia Marathon 2nd 2:08:01
2009 Asian Championships 10.000m 2nd 28:25.22
2005 World Championships 10.000m 9th 27:16.22
2002 DL Brussels 10.000m 2nd 26:30.03

Philemon Rono KEN/1991 60:39
Philemon surprised many by winning the Kenyan cross country trials last February. It meant for him his first appearance in the Kenyan vest at the world cross championships. This fall he finished second in the Lille half marathon, in the same time as winner Vincent Kipruto.
2013 Lille Half Marathon 2nd 60:39
2013 Bangalore 10km 5th 28:37
2013 Kenyan Cross Trials 1st
2012 Paderborn Half Marathon 1st 60.58
2011 Tilburg Ten Miles 1st 47.21
2011 Dam tot Damloop Amsterdam 6th 46.26

Nguse Amlosom ERI/1986 60:46
Amlosom finished on the podium in all his half marathons so far. He won the Zwolle half marathon in 2012 and took the third place in Luanda and Yangzhou in 2013. After representing Eritrea at the World Championships this summer, he won the Dam tot Damloop
by beating strong athletes Leonard Komon and Abera Kuma.
2013 Dam tot Dam loop 10 miles 1st 45:28
2013 Luanda Half Marathon 3rd 62:07
2013 World Championships 10.000m 8th 27:29.21
2013 Yangzhou Half Marathon 3rd 60:46
2012 Sevenhills race 15k Nijmegen 3rd 42:28
2012 Zwolle Half Marathon 1st 61:39

Richard Mengich KEN/1989 60:48
The Alsterlauf 2012 (10k Cityrun Hamburg) was the breakthrough for Mengich. His first race in Europe and he not only won but also set a course record. More victories followed in 2012 at Tübingen City Run, Route du Vin Half Marathon (LUX) and the Dresden
Half Marathon and a second place at the ASICS Grand 10, where he was beaten only by the
10k-world record holder Komon to 27.56.
2013 Würzburg 10k 2nd 27:56
2013 Paderborn 10k 1st 28:00
2013 Lisbon Half Marathon 5th 61:56
2012 Route du Vin Half Marathon 1st 60:48
2012 Berlin 10k 2nd 27:56

Leonard Korir KEN/1986 61:19
Korir moved to the United States to study Political Science at Iona College in 2009. Once he got used to the American college life, he turned out to be a good athlete. He won his first NCAA indoor title in 2011, by winning the 5000m in a new Iona
Record. Only a few months later he won his second NCAA title by winning the 10.000m. After graduating Leonard Korir moved to Colorado Springs to join the American Distance Project to train under coach Scott Simmons. He used to focus on track races but he made his
half marathon debut this year in New York, where he only finished 18 seconds behind
winner (and World Marathon Record holder) Wilson Kipsang.
2013 New York Half Marathon 4th 61:19
2012 Health Kidney 10k 2nd 28:30
2011 Payton Jordan 10.000m 8th 27:29.40

Alex Korio KEN/1990 61:34
The Bangalore 2013 champion will return to India to race the half marathon in Delhi. Alex made his half marathon debut in Luanda in September and finished second in a very competitive elite field.
2013 Luanda Half Marathon 2nd 61:34
2013 Bangalore 10k 1st 28:07
2012 Berlin 10k 5th 28:15
2011 Marseille 10k 3rd 28:10
2010 Rennes Tout Court 10k 3rd 27:52

Gladwin Mzazi RSA/1988 61:38
Mzazi was born in the province of Eastern Cape. He currently lives in Pretoria where he combines his training with a Sport Management study at Tshwana University of Technology. Gladwin’s biggest victory was this year, winning the half marathon
at the Universiade in Russia.
2013 Universiade Half Marathon 1st 63:37
2012 World Championships Half Marathon 18th 63:46
2012 South African Champs Half Marathon 3rd 61:38

Vincent Chepkok KEN/1988 debut
Chepkok won his first international medal at the WC Cross Country in 2007 where he became second in the junior race. In 2011 he took the bronze medal in the senior race. Vincent was among the bests track athletes for the past few years. Now he would like to make his move
into road running and he will make his half marathon debut in Delhi.
2012 Brussels Diamond League 10.000m 2nd 26:51.68
2011 Lausanne Diamond League 5000m 1st 12:59.13
2011 Rome Diamond League 5000m 3rd 12:55.29
2011 Doha Diamond League 3000m 5th 7:30.15
2010 Oslo Diamond League 5000m 5th 12:56.32

Pacers:

Timothy Kiptoo KEN/1984
Vincent Rono KEN/1986

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Wude Ayalew ETH/1987 67:58
Ayalew knows the course of the Delhi half marathon, as she became second in 2009, third in 2010 and won in 2012. She is the course record holder of the TCS Bangalore 10km as well. Wude also holds the 11th fastest time in history for 10.000m (30.11.87) on the track.
2012 New Delhi Half Marathon 1st 71:10
2011 All African Games 10.000m 2nd
2011 World Championships Cross 6th
2010 Bangalore 10km 1st 31:58 Course Record
2010 New Delhi Half Marathon 3rd 68:36
2009 New Delhi Half Marathon 2nd 67:58
2009 World Championships 10.000m 3rd 30:51.95
2009 Utrecht 10.000m 3rd 30:11.87

Lucy Kabuu KEN/1984 66:09
Many insiders see Kabuu currently as one of the world strongest long distance women. She unfortunately had to withdraw from the 2013 London Marathon but now is gearing up for Bangalore. She currently holds the 2nd fastest half marathon time in history run in RAK
this year and the 9th fastest in marathon run in Dubai 2012.
2013 RAK Half Marathon 1st 66:09
2012 Lasalle Bank Chicago Marathon 3rd 2:22:41
2012 Virgin London Marathon 5th 2:23:12
2012 Dubai Marathon 2nd 2:19:34
2011 New Dehli Half Marathon 1st 67:04
2011 Great South Run 1st 67:06
2008 Olympic Games 10.000m 7th 30:39.96
2008 African Championships 10.000m 4th
2006 Commonwealth Games 10.000m 1st
2006 Commonwealth Games 5.000m 3rd

Florence Kiplagat KEN/1987 66:38
Kiplagat is long-distance athlete. She is a two-time World Champion having won at the 2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and the 2010 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. In 2009 she ran 30.11 in a 10.000m race in the Netherlands,
which is still the Kenyan national record. Florence Kiplagat won her debut marathon in Berlin in 2011 in a time of 2:19:44. She returned to the German capital in 2013 to win again.
2013 Berlin Marathon 1st 2:21:13
2013 RAK Half Marathon 5th 67:13
2012 London Marathon 4th 2:20:57
2012 Rome-Ostia Half Marathon 1st 66:38
2011 Berlin Marathon 1st 2:19:44
2010 World Half Marathon Championships 1st 68:24
2010 Lille Half Marathon 1st 67:40
2009 Utrecht 10.000m 2nd 30:11.53
2009 World Cross Country Championships 1st

Gladys Cherono KEN/1983 66:48
Cherono had a breakthrough year in 2012 winning both the 5.000m and 10.000m at the African Championships and run the 2nd time of the year over 10km road. This year she won the silver medal at the World Championships in Moscow, finishing behind Tirunesh Dibaba.
2013 World Championships Moscow 10.000m 2nd 30:45.17
2013 Prague Half Marathon 1st 66:48
2012 Tilburg 10k 1st 30:57
2012 African Championships 5000m 1st
2012 African Championships 10.000m 1st
2012 RAK Half Marathon 3rd 69:14

Meseret Hailu ETH/1990 66:56
Hailu had a career breakthrough in 2012 where she won the Egmond half marathon by beating World half marathon Champion Florence Kiplagat. In the spring she improved her marathon PB by several minutes in Prague, and decided that her next marathon would be
Amsterdam marathon. Only a few weeks before Amsterdam she travelled to Kavarna (Bulgaria) for the World Half Marathon Championships where she surprised everybody by winning the gold medal in hot and humid circumstances. She traveled in good form to
Amsterdam, where she won in a fabulous 2:21:09. She also started her 2013 season in style by running an Ethiopian Record of 66:56 in the RAK Half Marathon, which placed her 10th on the all-time lists. Later on, she took the second place at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
2013 Boston Marathon 2nd 2:26:58
2013 RAK Half Marathon 4th 66:56
2012 Amsterdam Marathon 1st 2:21:09
2012 World Half Marathon Championships 1st 68:55
2012 Prague Marathon 3rd 2:27:15

Paskalia Kipkoech KEN/1988 67:17
In 2012 Kipkoech ran the 2nd fastest time over 10km during the hot and humid 10km of Santos, Brazil. The tiny Kenyan seems to run well under those circumstances seeing her performances in Brazil and the World Half Marathon Championships where she took bronze last year.
2013 RAK Half Marathon 8th 68.08
2012 World Championships Half Marathon 3rd
2012 Santos 10km 1st 30.57
2012 Rio de Janeiro Half Marathon 1st 67.17
2003 World Youth Championships 3000m 2nd

Lineth Chepkurui KEN/1987 67:47
Chepkurui represented Kenya at the World Cross Country Championships four times, her best result was a fourth place in 2009. 2010 was a strong year for her by running personal bests in the half marathon and the 10km.
2012 Beach to Beacon 10k 3rd 31.54
2012 Philadelphia Half Marathon 4th 71.16
2010 Philadelphia Half Marathon 2nd 67.47
2010 New Orleans 10k 1st 30.45

Emily Chebet KEN/1986 68:20
Double (2010 and 2013) World Cross Country Champion in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Emily last year run the 4th fastest time of the year over 10km at the fast course of the Tilburg Ladies 10k. Emily made her first international appearance in the junior race at the 2003 World Cross
Championships where she finished fifth. Her first senior podium finish was in 2006 at the African Championships where she took Bronze.
2013 Valencia Half Marathon 2nd 68:20
2013 World Championships 10.000m 4th 30:47.02
2013 Bangalore 10k 4th 32:19
2013 World Cross Country Championships 1st
2012 Tilburg Ladies 10k 2nd 30.58
2010 New York Mini 10k 2nd 31.13
2010 World Cross Country Championships 1st

Nadia Ejjafini ITA/1977 68:27
Ejjafini was born in Morocco, competed since 2003 for Bahrain and became an Italian citizen in 2009 after marrying an Italian. She took part in various Olympic Games and World Championships. 2011 became a good year for her, after winning the Cremona half marathon
and running a personal best in the Frankfurt marathon.
2012 Great Manchester Run 10km 2nd 31:52
2012 London Olympic Games 10km 18th 31:57.03
2012 Lisbon Half Marathon 10th 72:41
2011 Frankfurt Marathon 6th 2:26:15
2011 Cremona Half Marathon 1st 68:27

Waganesh Mekasha ETH/1992 68:48
Mekasha had a break through run in the 2011 African Junior Championships where she won a Bronze medal, the same year as when she placed 4th at the World Junior Cross Championships and won the prestigious Seven Hills 15km in Holland. At the 2012 New Delhi
Half Marathon she finished a strong 2nd in hot and humid conditions.
2013 Marrakesh Half Marathon 1st 68:48
2013 Prague Half Marathon 4th 69:31
2012 New Delhi Half Marathon 2nd 71:12
2012 Taroudant 10k 1st 31:47
2011 Seven hills race 15k 1st 48:33
2011 World Junior Championships Cross 4th
2011 African Junior Championships 3000m 3rd 9:16

Lyudmyla Kovalenko UKR/1989 68:57
Kovalenko is silver medalist of the 2012 European Championships in Helsinki on 5000m. On March 17th, 2013 Lyudmila set a national record finishing 5th at New York City half marathon. Last September she improved her PB by 46 seconds and set a new national
record of 1:08:57 at Philadelphia half marathon.
2013 Philadelphia half marathon 1st 68:57
2013 10k New Orleans 10th 32:58
2013 New York City half marathon 5th 69:43
2012 European Championships 5000m 2nd 15:12:03
2011 European U23 Championships 10.000m 2nd 33:35:36

Yebrgual Melese ETH/1990 69:02
This year’s big win for Yebrgual was at the Ethiopian Championships 10.000m last June. She run seven half marathons in 2013 of which she finished six on the podium. In the 2012 New Delhi Half Marathon she placed 4th. She has two sub 70.00 performances.
2013 Beach to Beacon 10k 4th 31:40
2013 Yangzhou Half Marathon 3rd 69:02
2013 Olomouc Half Marathon 2nd 70:43
2012 Delhi Half Marathon 4th 71:30
2012 Lille Half Marathon 8th 69:45

Malika Asahssah MOR/1982 69:11
Part of the year Asahssah lives in Spain where she competes most as well. In the 2013 TCS World 10k Malika ran a strong race and finished in 8th position.
2013 Bangalore World 10k 8th 32:41
2013 Rome Ostia Half Marathon 6th 69:11
2012 Albacete Half Marathon 1st 70:37
2011 Valencia Half Marathon 1st 70:26
2004 Voorthuizen 10km 1st 32:15

Lishan Dula BRN/1987 72.10
Dula, a former Ethiopian, changed her nationality and is competing for Bahrain. She has several national records under her belt and competed in many International Championships.
2013 World Championships Moscow 15th 2:38:47
2012 Tokyo Marathon 6th 2:28:22
2011 Pan-Arab Games Half Marathon 1st 1:14:18
2011 World Championships Marathon 20th 2:33:47
2011 Rotterdam Marathon 3rd 2:26:56
2010 Arab Championships Half Marathon 1st 1:12:10

Sule Utura ETH/1990 73:24
As a junior Utura won various medals at World Cross Country Championships, World Youth Championships and African Junior Championships. She made her half marathon debut in Lisbon where the finished 7th in warm conditions.
2013 Lisbon Half Marathon 7st 73:24
2013 Ostrava 10.000m 5th 30:55:50
2013 Beach to Beacon 10k 3rd 31:38
2011 FBK Games 5000m 3rd 14:46
2010 Corrida de Houilles 10k 1st 32:01

Sentayehu Ejigu ETH/1985 debut
Ejigu, born in Debre Markos, Amhara Region where many Ethiopian long distance champions are born. She is a former track star mostly running 3000m and 5000m. With her 14.28.39 she still is the 8th person on the all-time rankings over 5000m. she now wants to
move on to the longer distances on the roads.
2013 Boston 10k 1st 31:33
2011 World’s Best 10k 1st 31:50
2011 World Championships 5000m 4th 15:59
2010 Diamond League Paris 5000m 2nd 14:28
2010 World Indoor Championships 3000m 3rd 8:52
2009 World Championships 5000m 4th 15:03

Pacer:

Alice Kimutai KEN/1992

 

 

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