Kenya’s Erick Kiplagat Sang took the top honors at the Jeddah Half Marathon held on Saturday (10) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The 22 year-old led a 1-2 Kenyan podium finish as he cut the tape with a new personal best of 59:48 and was followed by his compatriot Samuel Nyamae who came in second also with a personal best of 1:00.50.
“I have been part of many marathons that have happened around the world and I am happy to be the winner today in the Jeddah Half Marathon,” said Sang
He added: “I am extremely happy with my performance and plan to participate in more marathons in the future.”
Ethiopia’s Kinde Atanaw closed the podium three finishes also with a personal best of 1:00.04.
Double World 5,000m champion Muktar Idris and the 37 year-old, Samir Jouaher, finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 1:01.27 and 1:02.10 respectively.
- Erick Kiplagat (KEN) 59:50
- 2.Samuel Nyamae (KEN) 1:00.50
- 3.Kinde Atanaw (ETH) 1:01.04
- 4.Muktar Edris (ETH) 1:01.27
- 5.Samir Jouaher (MOR) 1:02.10