Another world record holder joins the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon Elite

12 Jun 2014 14:30
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release
Edna Kiplagat
Credit : RunCzech

Just when you thought the start line at RunCzech Running League races couldn’t get any more impressive, it will. Following the appearance of the half marathon world champion Geoffrey Kamworor at this year’s Mattoni České Budějovice Half Marahton it’s Olomouc’s turn to take to the limelight.

In addition to the previously announced entries of the marathon world record holder, Wilson Kipsang, and the two time women’s World Marathon Champion, Edna Kiplagat the organizers of the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon, the fifth race of RunCzech Running League 2014, have just added another star to the start list for the June 21st race. The two reigning Virgin Money London Marathon Champions will be joined by Dennis Kimetto, the reigning Bank of America Chicago Marathon Champion and the 25k world record holder who will be coming to Olomouc to challenge for the win. Kimetto’s 2:03:45 time in the 2013 Chicago race put’s him in some very exclusive company with only five men ever having run a sub 2:04 marathon on a record eligible course.

In the men’s field promising results can also be expected from RunCzech Racing team members Nicholas Bor, and Wilfred Kigen, also from Kenya, and we can also look forward to competing runners from Japan, Switzerland, Poland and Ukraine. The Czechs are expected to be led by Jiří Homoláč.

When it comes to the women, other runners to watch out for include Betelhem Moges who just won the Mattoni České Budějovice Half Marathon (7 June 2014) along with her compatriots Hirut Alemayehu, and 19-year old Mame Feyisa who won the Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon last year, along with a late entry, Leterbrhan Gebreslasea who won the Paderborn Half Marathon this year. The four Ethiopians, British runner, Alyson Dixon, and the Belarusian Aliaksandra Duliba all have recorded times below 1:11.

We can also look forward to seeing top runners from Japan and Ukraine at the start. Meanwhile the eternal series of gripping duels is set to continue between Olomouc native Petra Kamínková and the Olympian Ivana Sekyrová who will both be eager to defeat Petra Pastorova, the winner in České Budějovice, and secure the Czech title. Ivana already has one win under her belt from this year’s Karlovy Vary race.

Men

nb Nat Name Surname Born 10km HM FM Label time
1 KEN Wilson KIPSANG 15.3.1982 03:32:00 00:58:59 02:03:23 02:03:23
2 KEN Dennis KIMETTO 22.1.1984 00:59:14 02:03:45 02:03:45
3 KEN Nicholas Kipchirchir BOR 27.4.1988 01:01:25 01:01:25
4 KEN Wilfred Kirwa KIGEN 21.1.1986 01:01:32 02:11:42 02:11:42
5 JAP Kenji YAMAMOTO 18.5.1984 01:01:47 01:01:47
6 JAP Shota HIRAGA 10.4.1990 01:02:08 01:02:08
7 SUI Viktor ROTHLIN 14.10.1974 04:40:00 01:02:16 02:07:23 02:08:32
8 KEN Joel Kipkoech KIMUTAI 5.10.1988 01:02:24 01:02:24
9 POL Marcin CHABOWSKI 28.6.1986 01:02:26 02:10:07 02:10:07
10 KEN Joseph MAREBU 21.11.1977 03:42:00 00:59:45 01:02:31
11 NED Abdi NAGEEYE 2.3.1984 04:08:00 01:04:01 02:11:33 28:08.00
12 KEN Toroitich KOSGEI 9.9.1981 01:03:21 01:03:21
13 UKR Vitaliy SHAFAR 27.1.1982 04:45:00 01:03:54 02:11:52 02:11:52
14 CZE Jiří HOMOLÁČ 25.2.1990 05:57:00 01:05:41 02:19:37 01:05:41
15 CZE Leoš PELOUCH 30.9.1975 08:25:00 01:11:06 02:28:03 01:11:06
16 KEN Paul Kariuki MWANGI 2.1.1993 06:34:00 debut debut
17 CZE Jan KOHUT 17.12.1985 06:50:00 01:08:17 01:08:17
18 CZE Robert MÍČ 30.1.1992 07:40:00 01:09:48 01:09:48
20 CZE Radek HUBL 17.5.1988 07:15:00 01:10:50
41 KEN Geoffrey RONOH 29.11.1982 PACE
42 KEN Evans Kigen KURUI 8.1.1993 PACE W

Women

nb Nat Name Surname Born 10km HM FM Label time
1 KEN Edna KIPLAGAT 15.11.1979 07:34:00 01:07:41 02:19:50 01:08:48
2 ETH Mame FEYISA 10.6.1996 01:10:08 01:10:08
3 BLR Aliaksandra DULIBA 5.1.1988 08:36:00 01:10:15 02:21:29 01:10:15
4 ETH Hirut ALEMAYEHU 12.11.1993 01:10:25 01:10:25
5 ETH Betelhem MOGES 3.5.1991 01:10:37 02:26:42 01:10:37
6 GBR Alyson DIXON 24.9.1978 01:10:38 02:31:10 01:10:38
7 KEN Janet Jelagat RONO 9.12.1988 01:11:50 02:26:03 02:26:03
8 KEN Faith Jeruto KIPSUM 11.5.1993 01:11:56 01:11:56
9 UKR Yulia RUBAN 6.10.1983 09:23:00 02:27:10 02:27:10
10 JAP Kotomi TAKAYAMA 18.2.1993 01:11:07 01:11:07
11 JAP Yukari ABE 21.8.1989 01:11:18 01:11:18
12 ETH Abebu GELAN 18.1.1990 08:09:00 01:07:57 01:15:54