Alex Kibet, photo by PhotoRun.net
Eilish McColgan, photo by PhotoRun.net
A. Kibet wins, Mo Farah withdrew
DOHA (QAT, Jan 12): With Mo Farah a late withdrawal due to an Achilles problem, Kenyans Alex Kibet (61:53) and Bernard Korir (62:07) took a one-two in the Doha Half Marathon with Brit Chris Thompson third in 63:03. Fourth another European SpainÂ´s Ayad Lamdassem with 63:09. USA’s Allie Kieffer easily won the women’s race in 70:40 from Brit Gemma Steel (72:37) and Kenya’s Faith Chepkoech (72:44). Eilish McColgan won the adjoining 10km in a lifetime best of 31:50. In the marathon wins for Kenyans Collins Chebii 2:16:22 and Nancy Rotich 2:46:24.
RunBlogRun opines: The Doha Half Marathon put itself on the map with a strong field. We hope Mo Farah did not hurt himself too bad with his achilles pain. So happy for Chris Thompson, Eilish McColgan, Alex Kibet and Allie Kieffer!. Nice races by many there!