World Marathon Champion Rose Chelimo of Bahrain will be the favorite to take honors at the Lisbon Half Marathon that will be held on Sunday (15) in Lisbon, Portugal.
Chelimo who beat her running and training mate Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat at the London championships comes to this race with time of 1:08.08 she got at the 2016 Ras Al Khaimah half marathon.
The 28 year-old who switched her citizenship in 2015 will battle with Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich who on paper has the second fastest time of 1:06.19 that she got early this year when she took honors at the Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon.
World junior Championships bronze medallist Sharon Chebet will also be looking for the top as she comes with a PB of 1:07.08 that she got at the New Delhi Half Marathon in 2011.
The fastest elite athlete in this field is Eunice Chumba from Bahrain who holds a PB of 1:06.11 that she got last month when she won the Copenhagen Half Marathon.
The 2016 Paris women Marathon winner has also been lined up and she has a PB of 1:08.12 that she also got last month when she was beaten to second place by Glady Chesir at the Lille Half Marathon.
The home country will be represented by Sara Moreira, Monica silva and Vera Nunes of 1:09.18, 1:13.41 and 1:15.38 respectively.
1. Eunice Chumba (BHR) 1:06.11
2. Ruth Chepngetich (KEN) 1:06.19
3. Sharon Chebet (KEN) 1:07.08
4. Rose Chelimo (BHR) 1:08.08
5. Sara Moreira (POR) 1:09.18
6. Monica silva (POR) 1:13.41
7. Vera Nunes (POR) 1:15.38