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Race news The Ras al Khaimah Half Marathon

18 February 2016, 3pm

Cynthia Limo moved up to third on the world all-time list for the half marathon, behind Florence Kiplagat and Mary Keitany, with her victory at the RAK Half Marathon (UAE).

Six women break 1:07 in RAK Half

RAK Half Marathon
Fri 12 February 2016

On 12 February at the RAK Half Marathon in the United Arab Emirates, Cynthia Limo moved up to third on the world all-time list for the half marathon, behind Florence Kiplagat and Mary Keitany, with this victory _writes Rob Walker._

She was to the fore throughout: within a group of seven up to 15km (passing 10km in 31:32) which reduced to just her and world Half Marathon champion Gladys Cherono by 20km (1:02:48). Limo broke away over the last 800m to claim a narrow but confident win.

Of the first six finishers — all under 67 minutes — five set personal bests with Limo taking 37 seconds off her time and Cherono 31 seconds off hers with the dubious bonus of posting the fastest ever non-winning performance. Genet Yalew set an Ethiopian record in third having lost contact with the two Kenyans around 19km.

Result

Half marathon
Men
1 Birhanu LEGESE ETH 1:00:40
2 Stanley BIWOTT KEN 1:00:40
3 Nguse AMSOLOM ERI 1:00:41
4 Abraham CHEROBEN KEN 1:00:41
5 Edwin KIPYEGO KEN 1:00:45
Women
1 Cynthia LIMO KEN 1:06:04
2 Gladys CHERONO KEN 1:06:07
3 Genet YALEW ETH 1:06:26
4 Peres JEPCHIRCHIR KEN 1:06:39
5 Gladys CHESIR KEN 1:06:57

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