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Jepkosgei breaks course record and Kipkoech takes race with world lead at 40th GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON

2021-08-22

40th GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON
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Jepkosgei breaks course record and Kipkoech takes race with world lead at 40th GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON	Jepkosgei breaks course record and Kipkoech takes race with world lead at 40th GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON	Jepkosgei breaks course record and Kipkoech takes race with world lead at 40th GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON

Joyciline Jepkosgei took the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON with a spectacular course record of 65:16. The 27 year-old Kenyan smashed the mark of Dutch double Olympic Champion Sifan Hassan, who had won the race with 65:45 in 2019. Second-placed Kenyan Nancy Meto was just five seconds behind, improving her PB by more than three minutes. With 65:21 she was also inside the former course record. Valary Aiyabei completed the Kenyan podium with 67:32 for third place.

Kenya’s Felix Kipkoech clocked a world leading time of 58:57. The 23 year-old improved his own world lead by 38 seconds. Fellow Kenyans Josphat Tanui and Philemon Kiplimo followed in second and third with 59:40 and 59:54 respectively.

A total of 15,096 Starters from 130 countries had entered the 40th edition of the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON. 14,508 of them were runners, 572 Skaters, 14 Handbikers and 2 wheelchair athletes.


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