Rectify: William Amponsah Did Not Set New National Half Marathon Record in Great North Run – Reason
William Amponsah the current Half Marathon Record in Ghana did not set a new national half marathon record in the 2022 Great North Run but he run a personal best and season-best time.
He clocked a time of 1:03.15s in the Great North Run on Sunday, 11th September 2022 in Newcastle, United Kingdom.
The previously certified record 1:05.38s was set in 2019 at the Onitsa Half Marathon in Nigeria.
The reason why his 1:03.15 is not a national record is that the Great North course, though certified, is not eligible for records, with an elevation loss of 30.5m and a start/finish separation of more than 75%.