Kenya’s Rhonzas Kilimo broke the course record at the 36th edition of the Guadalajara Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (20) in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Kilimo led a 1-2-3 podium finish but he did not have an easy ride he battled for honors with Benson Kipruto and Shadrack Kimining but he emerged superior cutting the tape in a new course record of 1:01.20 erasing the previous record of 1:01.48 that had been set in 2019 by Mathew Kisorio. Kipruto also finished well inside the course record with a time of 1:01.30.
Shadrack Kimining closed the podium finish also running under the old record clocking 1:01.33.
Samuel Mwangi Nduku and Robert Gaitho Gititu wrapped the Kenyan affair race as they finished in fourth and fifth place in 1:01.57 and 1:02.20 respectively.
The women race was won in a course record of 1:09.12 by Besu Sado from Ethiopia. Naom Jebet took the second place in 1:09.50 with Janet Ruguru closing the podium finishes in 1:09.56.
Pauline Korikwiang and Mayra Vidal from Mexico came home in fourth and fifth place in 1:12.45 and 1:15.04 respectively.
- Rhonzas Kilimo (KEN) 1:01.20
- Benson Kipruto (KEN) 1:01.30
- Shadrack Kimining (KEN) 1:01.33
- Samuel Mwangi Nduku (KEN) 1:01.57
- Robert Gaitho Gititu (KEN) 1:02.20
- Besu Sado (ETH) 1:09:12
- Naom Jebet (KEN) 1:09:50
- Janet Ruguru (KEN) 1:09:56
- Pauline Korikwiang (KEN) 1:12:45
- Mayra Sanchew Vidal (MEX) 1:15:04