World half marathon time broken

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Geoffrey Kamworor has set a new world record for the half marathon.

Kamworor, from Kenya, took 17 seconds off the previous record, set by Abraham Kiptum last year, to complete the 21.2km in 58:01.

The 26-year-old won the IAAF Gold Label Race with fellow Kenyan Bernard Kipkorir second and Ethiopia’s Berehanu Wendemu Tsegu third.

“It is very emotional for me to set this record,” said Kamworor.

Kamworor had targeted breaking this world record at this meet which was held in Copenhagen.

Kamworor is one of the world’s best runners. He has won the world half-marathon championships three times, the 10,000m at the 2015 World Championships and the New York City Marathon in 2017.

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