Kenya’s Angela Tanui took the top honors at the 22nd edition of the Bogotà Half Marathon held on Sunday (02) in Bogota, Colombia.
The 30 year-old who came to this race with a personal best of 1:07.43 that she got at the 2017 Roma-Ostia Half Marathon where she finished in second place, took charge of the race at the 3km mark and ran solo for the reminder of the race, winning the race in a time of 1:13.29.
“I am really very happy and excited to run in Bogotá. I will climb very hard in Kenya because I wanted to set the record in the Bogotá half marathon, but unfortunately I couldn’t,” said Tanui.
The reigning Amsterdam marathon champion, who led 1-2 Kenyan podium finish was followed by the 2012 African Championships 5000m silver Veronicah Nyaruai who crossed the finish in second in 1:15.26.
THe 2004 South American U23 10,000m champion Rosa Chacha from Ecuador closed the podium three finishes in 1:16.43.
Eritrea’s Nazret Weldu and the 2019 Pan American Games silver medallist, Angie Orjuela finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 1:17.46 and 1:18.34 respectively.
The race course record of 1:10.29 that was set in 2003 by Susan Chepkemei from Kenya remain intact.
- Angela Tanui (KEN) 1:13.29
- Veronicah Nyaruai (KEN) 1:15.26
- Rosa Chacha (ECR) 1:16.43
- Nazret Weldu (ERT) 1:17.46
- Angie Orjuela (COL) 1:18.34