Korir wins Horsetooth Half Marathon in record time
Kenya's Dominic Korir broke Gebrekidan Abadi’s course record while holding off defending champion Tyler McCandless, 35, to win the Horsetooth Half Marathon in Fort Collins, Colorado in a time of 1 hour, 6 minutes and 51 seconds – just eight seconds ahead of McCandless.
This was Korir's second win, having first won it in 2019.
LawiLalang, 30, another Kenyan on the same Colorado Springs-based training team with Korir, was third in 1:07:40.
The 28 year old Korir pushed the pace from the outset, winning a cash bonus as the first runner to the top of Monster Hill – about 2.8km into the race – and never let up.
Korir boasts a personal best of 1:01.45 in the half marathon and 2:16.26 for the full marathon.