Sunday, April 1, 2012
58:47 - Atsedu Tsegay of Ethiopia broke the Prague Half Marathon course record and set new World Leading time
L-> R : Kiplagat, Tsegay, Limo
20-year old Atsedu Tsegay of Ethiopia won the 14th Hervis Prague Half Marathon, (an IAAF Gold Label Road Race), Czech Republic yesterday, 31 March, in a new course record of 58:47 which is also the fastest time in the world this year beating the previous WL of 59:22 set by compatriot Feyisa Lilesa at Houston, USA on Jan 15 and missed the world record of 58:23 by 25 seconds.
Joyce Chepkirui of Kenya won the women's race in 1:07:03 which is also a new course record.
The event was held under very windy conditions.
Results of top finishers: Half Marathon 21.0975km
Men (WR 58:23 Zersenay Tadese (ERI) Lisbon 2010)
1) 58:47 (CR) (WL) - Atsedu Tsegay (ETH)
2) 1:00:01 - Henry Kiplagat (KEN)
3) 1:00:03 - Philemon Limo (KEN) (Defending champion)
(WR 1:05:50 Mary Keitany (KEN) RAK 2011)
(WL 1:06:38 Florence Kiplagat (KEN) Ostia 26 Feb)
1) 1:07:03 (CR) - Joyce Chepkirui (KEN)
2) 1:07:26 - Lydia Cheromei (KEN)
3) 1:08:18 - Gladys Cherono (KEN)