Designed to be fast, and fast it was with the first four runners setting personal bests in Denmark’s Copenhagen Half Marathon, including Bedan Karoki (59:14) who now holds the fastest time in 2015.
He was just six seconds from the all-time record.
Alex Oloitiptip (59:28) managed to hold off Edwin Kipyego (59:30) and Simon Cheprot (59:32) for second.
The top six spots in a field of more than 19,000 were decided by 50 seconds or less.
— Berlingske (@berlingske) September 13, 2015
For the women, it was Purity Rionoripo hitting her own personal record with a time of 1:08:29.
Stume Asefa (1:08:47) finished just ahead of Lucy Wangui Kabuu (1:08:51) to secure second.
The Copenhagen Half Marathon looks amazing. pic.twitter.com/Euh3H5GDMA
— Adrian Brink (@adrian_brink) September 13, 2015
|1||Bedan Muchiri KAROKI||KEN||59:14|
|2||Alex Korio OLOITIPTIP||KEN||59:28|
|5||Paul Lonyangata KIPCHUMBA||KEN||1:00:01|
|7||Joel Kemboi KIMURER||KEN||1:00:58|
|8||Emmanuel Bett KIPKEMEI||KEN||1:01:01|
|1||Purity Cherotich RIONORIPO||KEN||1:08:29|
|3||Lucy Wangui KABUU||KEN||1:08:51|
|7||Gladys Jepkemoi YATOR||KEN||1:10:54|