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Alex Kibet wins the Berlin Half Marathon

Kenya’s Alex Kibet missed the course record by just 13 seconds at the 41st edition of the Generali Berlin Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (3) In Berlin, Germany.

The 31 year-old who came to this race as the second fastest athlete with a time of 59:06, took the initiative soon after the 10km mark as he broke away and no-one was able to challenge him in the second half of the race.

Kibet forged ahead to clock the second fastest time ever run in the history of this race as he cut the tape in a life time of 58:55.

“I hoped to run quite a bit faster, but it was difficult in the cold conditions. I have not broken the world record today, but at least I have won the race, “said Kibet.

Kibet led 1-2-3 Kenyan podium finish as he was followed by Joshua Belet who crossed the line in a time of 59:53 with race favourite Abel Kipchumba closing the first three podium finishes in a time of 59:58.

Kenya’s Josphat Kemei finished in fourth in 1:00.03.

Norway’s Zerei Mezngi and Dominic Lobalu of Switzerland were the fastest Europeans taking fifth and sixth positions in a time of 1:00.42 and 1:01.01 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS

21KM MEN

  1. Alex Kibet           (KEN) 58:55
  2. Belet Joshua         (KEN) 59:53
  3. Abel Kipchumba   (KEN) 59:58

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.

LEADING RESULTS

21KM MEN

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