The women’s elite race was absolute world-class. Eunice Chumba of Bahrain smashed the race record by nearly two minutes as she clocked a time of 66.11 minutes.
Prior to this year’s race start, the Copenhagen Half Marathon race record was 68 minutes. A record, which was smashed at this year’s third annual race edition, as no less than five women clocked a time below 68 minutes.
As with the men, the women passed the 10 km mark as a large group in a split of 31:43 minutes, which was within race record. On the last part of the course, Eunice Chumba of Bahrain took a lead and went on to claim the win by crossing the finish line in amazing 66:11 minutes, which is an improvement of the race record by impressive 1 minut and 49 seconds.
Chumba’s winning time ranks her as an impressive world number nine – ever. Her time was 14 seconds faster than second place Joan Chelimo Melly (KEN) and another 10 seconds faster than Brigid Kosgei (KEN), who came in third.
Another two women who were able to clock a sub 68 time was Roza Dereje and Meskerem Assefa, both from Ethiopia.