COPENHAGEN HALF MARATHON 2019 – WORLD RECORD
The Copenhagen Half Marathon 2019 saw the fastest half marathon completion in history! Kenyan runner Geoffrey Kamworor now holds the record with a jaw-dropping time of 58 minutes and 1 second.
With this time, Kamworor takes 17 seconds off the world record at the Copenhagen Half Marathon. A record that was previously set last year in Valencia and held by fellow Kenyan runner Abraham Kiptum.
Kamworor was part of a larger group pacing through the first five kilometers, but he soon upped the tempo, finally reaching the finish line 75 seconds clear of the second-placed athlete, Bernard Kipkorir. This is usually not a good sign, as runners tend to slow down if they are not being ”hunted”, however, this proved not to affect Kamworor.
A clearly emotional and proud Kamworor crossed the finish line in tears. “It is very emotional for me to set this record,” said Kamworor. “And doing it in Copenhagen, where I won my first world title, adds something to it.”
The CPH Half is known to provide fast times and world records. This meant, that the news of Geoffrey Kamworor’s attendance spurred rumors of a possible new world record, and those predictions were correct.
The CPH Half 2019 was home to 25 thousand registered participants determined to take on the 21.1 kilometers. This was the first time that the CPH Half has been fully sold out. As usual, the city came together to cheer all runners on in their efforts to complete the challenge. Small showers of rain did not seem to affect the runners too much, and the organization behind the CPH Half report of a smooth event.
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