The Lisbon Half marathon had 20,000 runners on Sunday, September 30, 2012. A strong race for the top five on the men and top five on the women. Martin Lel won in 61:28. Olympic bronze medalist , Tariku Bekele took sixth in 62:59.
Priscah Jeptoo, 2012 RnR Lisbon Half Marathon,
Priscah Jeptoo, the silver medalist in the marathon from London, won in Lisbon with a time of 1:10.32. Jeptoo won by a considerable margin, showing that she has recovered pretty well from the challenging London Olympic marathon battle.
Results, Top Five, RNR Lisbon Half marathon:
1.Martin Lel, 1.01.28
2. Albert Matebor, 1.01.38
3. Titus Masai, 1.01.49
4. Cybrian Kotut, 1.02.25
5. Cuthbet Nyansango, 1.02.26
6. Tariku Bekele, 1.02.59
1.Priscah Jeptoo, 1.10.32
2.Margaret Muriuki, 1.11.28
3.Dulce Felix, 1.12.12
4.Mizuki Nioguchi, 1.12.20
5.Leonor Carneiro, 1.13.49
6.Sara Moreira, 1.19.18
Cybrian Kotut, RNR Lisbon Half, photo by PhotoRun.net
FAST LEL 1:01:28, T. BEKELE DEBUTED 1:02:59
Martin Lel, 2012 RnR Lisbon Half winner, photo by PhotoRun.net
LISBON (POR, Sep 30): Former London Marathon winner Martin Lel pulled away at 2 km to go and won the Rock´n´Roll Half-Marathon of Portugal in 1:01:28. Second Albert Matebor 1:01:38 and third Titus Masai 1:01:49. London 10 000 m bronze medalist Tariku Bekele debuted at the distance with 1:02:59 as 6th. Best home runner Hermano Ferreira was 9th in 1:04:52. World and olympic silver winner Priscah Jeptoo was the top woman in 1:10:32 beating Margaret Muriuki 1:11:28 and best Portugal runner Dulce Felix 1:12:12 ahead of 2004 olympic marathon winner Mizuki Noguchi of Japan 1:12:20.
Muriuki, Felix, Nioguchi, Jeptoo battle, RNR Lisbon Half,
photo by PhotoRun.net