Report: Valencia Half Marathon

Report: Valencia Half Marathon
Letesenbet Gidey Picture: NN Running Team

Report: Valencia Half Marathon

Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey has set a new world record at the Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP in 1:02:52 seconds. It was her debut in the Half Marathon at the World Athletics Elite Label road race on Sunday 24 October 2021 in Valencia, Spain. Gidey has already broken the world 5000m last year in Spain. Gidey’s pace dropped very slightly during the last quarter of the race but still was in the world record pace and ensured she didn’t miss it.

“I knew I could run this kind of time as my training sessions in the altitude of Addis Ababa have gone very well. In the future, I’m thinking of competing at the marathon distance but I’m not sure that will come before the Paris 2024 Olympic Games or later” said Gidey, the world silver medallist and the Olympic bronze medallist.

Yehualaw finished second in 1:03:51 seconds which was also inside the previous world record. Kenya’s Sheila Chepkirui bettered her clocking in 1:04:54 seconds took third place.

Kenya’s Abel Kipchumba clocked 58:07 to win the men’s race, the world 10km record holder Rhonex Kipruto placed second in 58:09 and Daniel Mateiko finished third in 58:26. Kenya’s sweep from first – fifth.

*Subject to the usual ratification procedure*

Report: Valencia Half Marathon.

The Leading results women

POSITION NAME TIME COUNTRY
1 LETESENBET GIDEY 1:02:52 ETHIOPIA
2 YALEMZERF YEHUALAW 1:03:51 ETHIOPIA
3 SHEILA CHEPKIRUI 1:04:53 KENYA
4 BRENDA JEPLETING 1:05:44 KENYA
5 BOSENA MULATE 1:06:00 ETHIOPIA
6 NIGSTI HAFTU 1:06:17 ETHIOPIA
7 HAWI FEYSA 1:07:25 ETHIOPIA
8 SARAH LAHTI 1:08:19 SWEDEN
9 FIONNUALA MCCORMACK 1:09.32 IRELAND
10 CAMILLA RICHARDSON 1:10:51 FINLAND

 

The leading results men

POSITION NAME TIME COUNTRY
1 ABEL KIPCHUMBA 58:07 KENYA
2 RHONEX KIPRUTO 58:09 KENYA
3 DANIEL MATEIKO 58:26 KENYA
4 KENNEDY KIMUTAI 58:28 KENYA
5 PHILEMON KIPLIMO 58:34 KENYA
6 MUKTAR EDRIS 58:40 ETHIOPIA
7 MATHEW KIMELI 58:43 KENYA
8 KELVIN KIPTUM 59:02 KENYA
9 RODGERS KWEMOI 59:16 KENYA
10 FELIX KIPKOECH 59:28 KENYA

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  1. Ibrahim, I’m proud of you. I pray you reach where ever you want to 🙏🏽🤲🏽📿 I hope to see you…

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