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Sebastian Sawe breaks Roma Ostia Half Marathon course record

Kenya’s Sebastian Kirimu Sawe broke the race course record of the 47th edition of the Roma Ostia Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (6) in Roma, Italy.

Sawe led a 1and 3 Kenyan podium finish as he erased the previous course record of 58:44 that had been set in 2016 by Solomon Kirwa Yego.

Sawe set the new course record of 58:02 and was followed by Ethiopian Diriba Gemechu Dida who crossed the line in a time of 59:21.

“Today is my second race in Europe; the conditions for racing were fantastic. I am happy and excited for this result,” said Sawe.

Sebastian Kirimu Sawe receives her trophy after winning the 2022 Roma Ostia Half Marathon with a course record time. Photo: Courtesy

Kenya’s Leonard Langat Kipkoech closed the first three podium finishes in 59:22.

Moses Koech and Sila Kiptoo both from Kenya finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 59:31 and 59:56 respectively.

The top six men all passed the finish line under the one-hour barrier.



  1. Sebastian Kirimu Sawe       (KEN) 58:02
  2. Diriba Gemechu Dida          (ETH)  59:21
  3. Leonard Langat Kipkoech   (KEN) 59:22
  4. Moses Koech                          (KEN) 59:31
  5. Sila Kiptoo                              (KEN) 59:56