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Race news Copenhagen Half Marathon

11 July 2019, 11am

Organisers announce Geoffrey Kamworor for September

“Half marathon king” to run in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Half Marathon
Sun 15 September 2019

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The Copenhagen Half Marathon has announced that three-time world half marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor will compete in their event on September 15.

“Over these past few years, Kamworor has become the biggest name in the world of running, if we leave the marathon distance out of account. His achievements speak for themselves. The only thing missing on his resume now is probably a world record. Therefore we are very excited that he has announced that he will be coming to Copenhagen to achieve a fast time,” says Henrik Paulsen, director of Sports at the organizing athletics club, Sparta.

Kamworor’s hat trick began in Copenhagen in 2014, where he surprisingly won the 2014 IAAF world half marathon championships. He won again two years later in Cardiff and for a third time in Valencia in 2018.

On September 15, he is back in the Danish capital for the 5th edition of the Copenhagen Half Marathon with a clear mission: to run fast.

“Apart from the CPH Half, Kamworor will also be lining up for this year’s New York Marathon. These two competitions are top priorities to him, so we should expect to see Kamworor in super shape and with the capacity to run really fast. This was evident at the world half marathon championships in Valencia last fall, where he ran the last five kilometres in 12:58 minutes, which is just insanely fast. In comparison, the Danish record over 5,000 metres is 13.25,39.”

For the organizers of the CPH Half, getting Kamworor to Copenhagen is a dream come true: “This is what we have been working for ever since we started this. To see it succeed, is just fantastic.”

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