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Alfred Kipchirchir wins Verona Half Marathon

Kenya’s Alfred Kipchirchir took the top honors at the 15th edition of the Verona half Marathon that was held on Sunday (1) in Verona, Italy.

Kipchirchir came to this race with the fastest time of 59:43 that he got last year at the Madrid Half Marathon where he finished in fourth place, took charge of the race at the 18km mark as he took on his compatriots Rodgers Maiyo, Bernard Musau Wambua and Nowicki Adam from Poland who stuck with the three.

The 28 year-old  accelerated from the 20km mark and leaving the three behind as they could not keep up with the pace, forging ahead to cut the tape with the second fastest time of 1:00.57 and missing the course record with thirty four seconds.

“The race was good and I am happy with the win though i did not run the time that I wanted,” said Kipchirchir.

Kipchirchir who is placed as the 161st in the All Time list over distance was followed a distant later by Adam who crossed the line in a time of 1:02.51 with Bernard Wambua Musau who came with the second fastest time on paper of 1:01.55 forced to settle in third place in a time of 1:02.57.

Poland’s Kamil Karbowiak and Peter Mwaniki Njeru from Kenya came home in fourth and fifth place in a time of 1:03.33 and 1:03.53 respectively.

The race course record of 1:00.24 that was set in 2017 by Edwin Koech from Kenyan remain standing.



  1. Alfred Kipchirchir     (KEN) 1:00.57
  2. Nowicki Adam            (POL) 1:02.51
  3. Bernard  Wambua      (KEN) 1:02.57
  4. Kamil Karbowiak        (POL) 1:03.33
  5. Peter Njeru                  (KEN) 1:03.53

Sikiyas Abate beats Shadrack Chesir at Poznań Half Marathon

Ethiopia’s Sikiyas Abate Misganaw took the top honors for the second time at the 14th edition of the PKO Poznań Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (3) in Poznań, Poland.

The 21 year-old who making his return after three years battled the windy and cold weather patterns as he also faced stiff competions from Shadrack Chesir who was making his half marathon debut and his compatriot Hiskel Ghebru.

Abate overwhelmed the two two cutting the tape in a new personal best of 1:01.15 with Chesir coming home in second place in a life time best of 1:01.27.

Ghebru closed the first three podium places in a time of 1:02.19.

Ethiopia’s Abera Lema and the fourth fastest European marathoner behind Kaan Kigen Özbilen, Bashir Abdi and Mo Farah finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 1:02.21 and 1:02.29 respectively.



  1. Adisu Tafere            (ETH) 1:01.15
  2. Shadrack Chesir     (KEN) 1:01.27
  3. Hiskel Ghebru          (ERI) 1:02.19
  4. Abera Lema             (ETH) 1:02.21
  5. Sondre Moen          (NOR) 1:02.29
  6. Paul Tiongik           (KEN) 1:03.00
  7. Krystian Zalewski (POL) 1:03.12
  8. Kamil Karbowiak   (POL) 1:04.10
  9. Ismael Kiprono      (KEN) 1:04.40