Chepkemoi breaks course record in Kenyan sweep of Roma Ostia Half Marathon

Chepkemoi breaks course record in Kenyan sweep of Roma Ostia Half Marathon

Chepkemoi broke the course record that had been held by Florence Kiplagat, who clocked 1:06:38 in 2012. Runner-up Kibet also improved her PB to 1:06:37, while Gloria Kite completed an all-Kenyan podium, finishing third in 1:07:54.

Joyce Tele wins the Roma Ostia Half Marathon

Joyce Tele Chepkemoi won the Roma Ostia Half Marathon in 1:06:35, beating compatriot Betty Chepkemoi Kibet by just two seconds on Sunday 17 October 2021.

Chepkemoi broke the course record that had been held by Florence Kiplagat, who clocked 1:06:38 in 2012. Runner-up Kibet also improved her PB to 1:06:37, while Gloria Kite completed an all-Kenyan podium, finishing third in 1:07:54.

Chepkemoi, Kibet and Kite set off at a swift pace in the women’s race, clocking 16:10 at 5km and 31:57 for 10km. With 42 minutes on the clock, Chepkemoi and Kibet broke away and ran neck and neck until the end. In a dramatic sprint finish, Chepkemoi held off Kibet and crossed the finish line in 1:06:35.

The Kenyan duo of Abraham Cheroben and Lawi Kosgei were placed fourth and fifth respectively in the men's race.

Women
1 Joyce Chepkemoi Tele (KEN) 1:06:35
2 Betty Chepkemoi (KEN) 1:06:37
3 Gloria Kite (KEN) 1:07:54
4 Moira Stewartowa (CZE) 1:10:16
5 Rebecca Lonedo (ITA) 1:11:45

Men
1 Abdera Adisa Tola (ETH) 59:54
2 Daniele Meucci (ITA) 1:00:11
3 Mathanga Mbuleli (RSA) 1:00:17
4 Abraham Cheroben (KEN) 1:00:29
5 Lawi Kosgei (KEN) 1:01:21

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