Kenya’s Daisy Kimeli saved the face of the country as she took the top honors at the 21st edition of the Bogotá Half Marathon held on Sunday (30) in Bogotá, Colombia.
The 28 year-old had to take over from the defending champion Angela Tanui who suffered a stomach stich at the 13km mark and had to slow down as she fought her way to the finish.
Daisy never disappointed as came from behind to pass Ethiopian Anchialem Haymanot as she surged to the finish line, cutting the tape first in 1:15.12 with the latter coming home in second place twenty two seconds later.
The 2019 Pan American Games marathon bronze medallist, Angie Orjuela from Bogota closed the podium three finishes in a new National Record and Personal best time of 1:15.40.
Ecuador’s Mary Farm and defending champion Tanui finished in fourth and fifth in respective time of 1:15.46 and 1:16.12.
The race course record of 1:10.29 that was set twenty years ago by Susan Chepkemei remains standing.