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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

Dickson Nyakundi wins the Cremona Half Marathon

Kenya’s Dickson Simba Nyakundi took the top honors at the 19th edition of the Cremona Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (17) in Cremona, Italy.

Nyakundi led 1-2-3 kenyan podium finish as he cruised easily as he missed the race course record by thirteen seconds, crossing the line in 1:01.46. The race course record of 1:01.33 that was set six years ago by Solomon Kirwa Yego remained intact.

Nyakundi was followed a distant later by Paul Tiongik who pulled 1:03.21 with Hosea Kimeli Kisorio closing the first three podium finishes in 1:03.38.

Kipkorir Birir also from Kenya finished in fourth in 1:03.55.



  1. Dickson Nyakundi   (KEN) 1:01.46
  2. Paul Tiongik             (KEN) 1:03.21
  3. Hosea Kisorio           (KEN) 1:03.38
  4. Kipkorir Birir            (KEN) 1:03.55