Kenya’s Sheila Jerotich was the star of the day at the 5th edition of the Minsk Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (9) Minsk, Belarus.
Jerotich who seemed to have taken leave for the better part of last season was back to her winning ways when she out-kicked Belarus home girl sviatlana kudzelich at the 200m mark to cut the tape in 1:12.02 with kudzelich coming in second a second later.
Got to half marathon, said Jerotich, so I expected that I would be the first, My rival ran close, but it did not scare me, she was calm. Very happy!”
Meseret gebre delebo from Ethiopian closed the first three podium finishes in 1:02.43.
1. Sheila Jerotich (KEN) 1:12.02
2. sviatlana kudzelich (BEL) 1:12.03
3. Meseret gebre delebo (ETH) 1:12.43