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Rhonex Kipruto wins New York City half marathon

World 10km record holder Rhonex Kipruto took the top honors at the New York City half marathon that was held on Sunday (20) in New York.

Kipruto led a 1-2 Kenyan podium finish after taking charge of the race at 15km mark and running for the rest of the race solo and cutting the tape in a time of 1:00.30.

He was followed by Edward Cheserek who crossed the line in second seven seconds later,.

Ethiopia’s Teshome Mekonen closed the first three podium finishes in a time of 1:00.40.

Unites States runners Shadrack Kipchirchir and Conner Mantx came home in fourth and fifth place in a time of 1:01.16 and 1:01.40 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS

21KM MEN

  1. Rhonex Kipruto         (KEN) 1:00.30
  2. Edward Cheserek       (KEN) 1:00.37
  3. Teshome Mekonen     (ETH) 1:00.40
  4. Shadrack Kipchirchir (USA)  1:01.16
  5. Conner Mantx              (USA) 1:01.40

Daniel Simiu runs away with Discovery Kenya Cross country title

Daniel Simiu Ebenyo ran away with the 31st edition of Discovery Kenya Cross country championships that were held on Sunday (30) at the Eldoret Sports Club.

The Valencia Ibercaja 10km champion was too strong to his opponents as he cut the tape in 30:14.0 was followed by Kelvin Kibiwott who crossed the line in second in 30:35.9. Edward Cheserek closed the first three podium finishes in 30:38.1.

Titus Kipruto and Charles Lokir finished in fourth and fifth place in 30:55.0 and 30:51.4 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS

10KM MEN

  1. Daniel Simiu           30:14.0
  2. Kelvin Kibiwott      30:35.9
  3. Edward Cheserek   30:38.1
  4. Titus Kipruto          30:51.4
  5. Charles Lokir         30:55.0

 

Marc Scott beats a star studded field at the Great North Run half marathon

Britain’s Marc Scott was the surprise winner at the 40th edition of the Great North Run half marathon that was held on Sunday (12) from Newcastle to South Shields in England.

The focus of this race had been drawn between the 2012 Olympic Games gold medallist in 10,000m Galen Rupp and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics bronze medallist in marathon Somali-born Belgian Bashir Abdi, but it seems the tides were changed when the shoe hit the road that allowed the Scott to show the two champions some dust.

Scott came to this race with a personal best of 1:00.35 but could not lower it as he cut the tape in 1:01.20 to take the 2021 crown.

Edward Cheserek from Kenya (L) Marc Scott from Britain (c) and Galen Rupp from United States pose for a photo after the race. PHOTO: GNR

Kenya’s Edward Cheserek took the second place in 1:01.31 while the 2012 London Olympics silver medallist, Rupp closed the podium first three finishes in 1:01.52.

Galen Rupp to battle Bashir Abdi at Great North Run

The 2012 Olympic Games gold medallist in 10,000m Galen Rupp will be the star to watch at the 40th edition of the Great North Run that will be held on Sunday (12) from Newcastle to South Shields in England.

The 2016 Rio marathon bronze medallist is coming off of an eighth place finish in the Olympic Marathon in Sapporo last month.  A veteran of seven half-marathons, the former Oregon Duck carries on his shoulder a personal best of 59:47 that he got at the 2018 Roma-Ostia half-marathon in Italy.

The 35 year-old American will battle for the top honors as he faces off with the recently crowned bronze medallist in the marathon at the 2020 Summer Olympics,  Somali-born Belgian Bashir Abdi who knows this streets well having participated in this race in 2018 where he finished in third place in 1:01.42. The 32 year-old has a personal best of 1:01.50 that he got in 2017 at the Lille Half Marathon in France.

Other established athletes slated to run are Britain’s Marc Scott who has a personal best of 1:00.35 and Jake Smith of 1:00.31 and Belgium’s Soufiane Bouchikhi of 1:02.59 are also competing on the men’s side, as is Britain’s Charlotte Purdue (1:08:23).

This year’s race has the inclusion of several track athletes making their half-marathon debuts. Those include Stewart McSweyn, the Australian record holder for both the mile (3:48.37) and 10,000m (27:23.80); Eilish McColgan, the British record holder for 5000m (14:28.55); Edward Cheserek, the Kenyan record holder for the indoor mile (3:49.44); and Dominique Scott, the South African record holder for 3000m indoors (8:41.18).

The assembled elite athletes will be fighting to try and lower the race course record of 58:56 that was set in 2011Kenya’s Martin Mathathi.