Yes, when I take a vacation, you might miss a few things. Geoffrey Kamworor showed his stuff with a fine WR in the half in Copenhagan. Fascinating as this was the city where Mr. Kamworor first showed his stuff at the 2014 World Half Championships. An exceptional performance! His cross country titles, his half marathon titles and his 10,000m WC silver tell me that Geoffrey still has something to say over 10,000m. His next battle is on the streets of NYC.
Kamworor nearly under 58 minutes
COPENHAGEN (DEN, Sep 15): Geoffrey Kamworor smashed Abraham Kiptum’s world record of 58:18 in the Copenhagen Half Marathon, winning in 58:01. His split times were 13:53 at 5km, 27:34 at 10km, 41:05 at 15km (tied CheptegeiÂ´s world best) and a world best of 55:00 at 20km. “It is very emotional for me to set this record. And doing it in Copenhagen, where I won my first world title, adds something to it,” said Kamworor. Five other men finished inside 60 minutes with Bernard Kipkorir (59:16) from Ethiopia’s Berehanu Wendemu Tsegu (59:22) second and third respectively. Sondre Nordstad Moen was the top European finisher in ninth in 60:20. In the women’s race Birhane Dibaba from Ethiopia won in 65:57 (15:48 at 5km, 31:15 at 10km, 46:55 at 15km, 62:31 at 20km) from Kenyans Evaline Chirchir (66:22) and Dorcas Jepchirchir Tuitoek (66:36) with Ethiopia’s Megertu Alemu fourth in 66:43. The top ten finishers all broke the 70 minute-mark. Danish titles went to Abdi Ulad (27th in 65:02) and Maja Alm (17th in 71:54).