Geoffrey Kamworor sets a new half marathon world record with 58:01
Geoffrey Kamworor (26 years) makes good the most optimistic forecasts that predicted a new world record half marathon (as we advanced this week in LBDC in the interview with his coach Patrick Sang) and is imposed in the half marathon of Copenhagen with a mark of 58:01.
This record represents a reduction of 17 seconds to the world record that belonged to the Kenyan also Abraham Kiptum, achieved in the half marathon of Valencia last October.
To conquer this feat Geoffrey Kamworor has run 21,195 meters at a rate of 2:45 the kilometer. In a race from less to more where due to bad weather and the initial rhythm they did not presage a new record, the 26-year-old has managed to impose himself by marching alone during the last eleven kilometers of the Danish race.
The Kenyan Bernard Kipkorir Ngeno (59:16) and the Ethiopian Berhanu Tsegu (59:22) have completed the podium.
Results of the Copenhagen Half Marathon
Photo credits: https://cphhalf.dk/en