Kenya’s James Mwangi Wangari clocked the second fastest time in the world this year at the Copenhagen Half Marathon on Sunday (18).
Wangari who is 22-year-old and a new comer in road races having run his first half Marathon in Milan in March a race which he won in 59.12 minutes.
Wangari Improved on his Milan time by reducing it by five seconds to cross the tape in 59:07 and again knocking seven seconds from the course record set last year by compatriot Bedan Karoki.
Stephen Kosgei Kibet came in second with a time of 59:28, 21 seconds later behind Wangari.
Five more Kenyans crossed the tape inder one hour, Albert Kangogo was third in 59:29, with Gilbert Masai and Karoki next in 59:31 and 59:32 respectively. Abraham Kiptoo was sixth in 59:36 and Edwin Kipsang Rotich seventh in 59:54.
Leading Results –
1. James Mwangi Wangari, KEN 59:07
2. Stephen Kosgei Kibet, KEN 59:28
3. Albert Kangogo, KEN 59:29
4. Gilbert Masai, KEN 59:31
5. Bedan Karoki Muchiri, KEN 59:36
6. Abraham Cheroben Kiptum, KEN 59:36
7. Edwin Rotich, KEN 59:54