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Chimdessa Gudeta smashes the course record of the Trento Half Marathon

Ethiopia’s Chimdessa Debale Gudeta crashed the course record at the tenth edition of the Trento Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (3) in Piazza Duomo, Italy.

The 18 year-old pulled away from his fierce competitor, Joshua Belet and made the decisive kick to leave the Kenyan gasping for more air cutting the tape in a new course record of 1:00.15. Gudeta cut off 57 seconds of the previous record that had been set in 2019.

Belet who came to this race with a personal best of 1:10.11 that he got at the Standard Chartered Nairobi Half-Marathon in 2019, was forced to settle in second position in a new personal best of 1:01.37.

Aymanot Alew from Ethiopia closed the first three podium finishes in 1:01.57.



  1. Chimdessa Gudeta    (ETH) 1:00.15
  2. Joshua Belet               (KEN) 1:01.37
  3. Aymanot Alew            (ETH) 1:01.57