The Copenhagen WC Half was a huge hit in 2014, with 30,000 athletes, 3 times the previous numbers at Copenhagen Half and Marathon. No more. This event is hot, as EME News updates in the following post!
Kamworor leads the entries
COPENHAGEN (DEN): Three-time world half-marathon Geoffrey Kamworor and former world record-holder Peres Jepchirchir lead the field for the Copenhagen Marathon on 15 September. Kamworor won the first of his consecutive global titles in the city in 2014 and is one of 11 athletes in the field to have run under the hour. Solomon Yego (58:44) is quickest, while Simon Cheprot (59:20) and Edwin Kiptoo (59:26) could challenge. Top non-Kenyans include Ethiopians Berehanu Wendemu Tsegu (59:41) and world cross-country champion Milkesa Mengesha. Former European record-holder Sondre Nordstad Moen from Norway will also run. 12 entrants are having sub one hour bests. Jepchirchir’s 65:06 from 2017 is still the sixth-quickest in history and the 2016 world champion has her eye on regaining the world record. Next fastest in the field is Kenya’s Dorcas Jepchirchir Tuitoek (66:33), while Ethiopia’s Dibabe Kuma (66:45) is another of 16 sub-70 runners. Ethiopia’s Bekelech Gudeta (67:03), Hiwot Gebremaryam (67:36) and Birhane Dibaba Adugna (67:47) will also be threats. Abdi Ulad and Anna Holm are quickest among the domestic entrants aiming to win the national title. Compiled by Paul Halford with help from Alberto Stretti.