Results: Personal records aplenty in Prague

05 Apr 2016 11:06
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Half Marathon results

The top five placers in the Sporisimo Prague Half Marathon all finished under an hour, led by defending champion Daniel Wanjiru with a personal best of 59:20. Almost 11,000 participants completed the Czech Republic event which was started in 1995. In a tight race for runner-up, Barselius Kipyego (59:30) managed to keep Adugna Takele (59:40) and Nobert Kipkoech Kigen (59:42) at bay.

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— Asoc Atlética Atenea (@AtletismoAtenea) April 2, 2016

For the women, it was Violah Jepchumba (1:05:51) cutting close to four minutes from her personal best to take the top spot. She finished just 42 seconds off the world record. Worknesh Degefa earned runner-up honors with a time of 1:06:14, while Gladys Jepkemoi Yator (1:08:39) came in just seconds in front of Lucy Karimi (1:08:43) for third.

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Top 10 Men

1 Daniel WANJIRU KEN 59:20
2 Barselius KIPYEGO KEN 59:30
3 Adugna TAKELE ETH 59:40
4 Nobert Kipkoech KIGEN KEN 59:42
5 Peter Cheruiyot KIRUI KEN 59:50
6 Felix Kipchirchir KANDIE KEN 1:00:04
7 Abraham Kapsis KIPYATICH KEN 1:00:16
8 Yohannes GHEBREGERGISH ERI 1:00:21
9 Benard Kiplangat BETT KEN 1:00:36
10 Kenneth KETER KEN 1:01:48

Top 10 Women

1 Violah JEPCHUMBA KEN 1:05:51
2 Worknesh DEGEFA ETH 1:06:14
3 Gladys Jepkemoi YATOR KEN 1:08:39
4 Lucy KARIMI KEN 1:08:43
5 Isabella Bosibori OCHICHI KEN 1:09:03
6 Risper CHEBET KEN 1:09:24
7 Katerina KOWALSKA POL 1:10:06
8 Afera GODFAY ETH 1:10:10
9 Sara MOREIRA PRT 1:10:25
10 Eva VRABCOVA CZE 1:11:06

Complete Results