The best half marathon runner in the world and the top name at the CPH Half, Geoffrey Kamworor is aiming to run faster than ever at this year’s CPH Half.
Geoffrey Kamworor has been dominating the half marathon distance since he had his breakthrough at the 2014 World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen.
At this occasion, he took top podium and has since achieved a hattrick of world championships titles on the distance. On September 15, he will be back in the Danish capital, determined and focused.
”I want to run my fastest half marathon time ever, which requires a time under 58:54 minutes. And of course, I would like to win,” says Geoffrey Kamworor.
A great experience
After placing third at the World Cross Country Championships this spring, even though he was the defending world champion, it is no coincidence that Geoffrey Kamworor now set his eyes on the CPH Half for a fast time.
”I really had a great experience in Copenhagen in 2014, where I won my first world half marathon championships gold medal. I really liked the city and the people, and it was a super course. I know that the course is not entirely the same, but I have only heard good things about the new course,” says Kamworor, who has been competing at high level for 10 years, but running for even longer.
Already as a kid, Geoffrey would run to and from school, which was about 12 km every day. When he started in highschool as a 16-Year-Old, he started competing and found out that he had a talent for running, says the top athlete.
Training with the best marathon runner in the world
Since then, he hasn’t looked back, and over the past 5 years, he has really managed to make a name for himself as the best half marathon runner in the world.
Normally, Geoffrey trains in Kenya with, among others, the best marathon runner in the world, Eliud Kipchoge.
”We are a part of the same training group, and therefore we train a lot together and we push and inspire each other to constantly improve. When we are not training, we hang out together, listen to music and tell stories,” says Kamworor.
Kamworor and Kipchoge are not competitors at the moment, but could be in the future.
To reclaim New York City Marathon title
”At the moment, I like to run fast on the half marathon distance, but in the future I hope to become a dominant runner on the marathon distance,” tells Kamworor, who has already shown himself to be an excellent marathon runner when he won the New York City Marathon in 2017.
This November, he will be back in New York, hoping to improve last year’s third place.
A typical training week
Right now he is doing all he can to get in his best shape for CPH Half. A typical training week for him could look like this:
Monday: 20-26 km easy jog divided over two sessions
Tuesday: Track intervals
Wednesday: 26 km easy jog divided over two sessions
Thursday: 30-35 km long run
Friday: 26 km divided over two sessions
Saturday: Speed training, distance and tempo depending on the programme
Sunday: Day off to go to church, visit his parents and spend time with his wife and 2 kids
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