Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gudeta took top honors at the 19th edition of the Bogota Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (29) in Bogota, Colombia.
The race took a different point just before the five-kilometer mark. When Kenya’s and defending champion Brigid Kosgei, took a tumble and fell to the ground.
This gave the 27-year-old who came to this race with a personal best of 1:00.54 that she got in Valencia early this year, took advantage and forged on cutting the tape in 1:11.34 but falling short of the 1:10.39 course record that was set by Susan Chepkemei in 2004.
Kosgei crossed the line more than three minutes later in 1:14.40 with Degitu Azimeraw also from Ethiopia closing the podium three finishes in 1:14.51.
Peru’s Gladys Tejeda and Roza Dereja from Ethiopia took fourth and fifth place in 1:15.53 and 1:16.20 respectively.
The 2016 Paris women Marathon Chmapion, Visiline Jepkesho from Kenya finished a disappointing sixth place in 1:16.25
1.Netsanet Gudeta (ETH) 1:11.34
2. Brigid Kosgei (KEN) 1:14.40
3. Degitu Azimeraw (ETH) 1:14.51
4. Gladys Tejeda (PER) 1:15.53
5. Roza Dereja (ETH) 1:16.20
6.Visiline Jepkesho (KEN) 1:16.25