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Three sub-59-minutes runners make CPH Half one of the top highlights of 2017, according to the IAAF.

Looking back at 2017, the CPH Half is one of the race event that deserve most attention, according to the International Association of Athletics Federations’the End-of-Year Review for road races and cross-country.

“The Copenhagen Half Marathon – which was born out of the successful World Half Marathon Championships held in 2014 in the Danish capital – has quickly developed into one of the world’s highest quality races at the distance.”

As one of the highest quality races in the world, the CPH Half has contributed to securing top results within road races in a year without any major international championships over the half marathon distance.

Read the full IAAFs end-of-year review

Phenomenal results

One of the reasons that the IAAF has pointed out the CPH Half as a top highlight 0f 2017 are the phenomenal results that were achieved in the streets of Copenhagen on the 19th of September.

The three only sub-59 times in the world last year were clocked in Copenhagen, making 2017 one of the best years ever.

“Three sub-59-minute runners and another 20+ running sub-60s actually made 2017 one of the best years ever.”

 

With 58:40, 59:48 and 58:51 respectively, Abraham Cheroben, Jorum Okambo and Alex Oloitiptip took the top spots at the CPH Half ’17 moving to third, eighth and 10th on the world all-time list.

Top 8 at the CPH Half ’17

MEN TIME RANK WOMEN TIME
Abraham Cheroben
Bahrain
58:40
*Race record
1 Eunice Chebichii Chumba
Bahrain
1:06:11
*Race record
Jorum Lumbasi Okombo
Kenya
58:48 2 Joan Chelimo Melly
Kenya
1:06:25
Alex Oloitiptip Korio
Kenya
58:51  3 Brigid Jepchirchir Kosgei
Kenya
1:06:35
Albert Kipkosgei Kangogo
Kenya
59:25  4 Roza Dereje
Ethiopia
 1:07:23
Leonard Barsoton
Kenya
59:28  5 Meskerem  Assefa
Ethiopia
1:07:43
Moses Martin Kurong
Uganda
59:50  6 Agness Jeruto Barsosio
Kenya
 1:08:23
Geoffrey Kimutai Koech
Kenya
59:50  7 Paskalia Chepkorir
Kenya
 1:08:23
Shura Kitata
Ethiopia
1:00:10  7 Desi Jisa Mokonin
Bahrain
 1:09:07

 

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