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Kibiwott Kandie wins Barcelona Half Marathon

Kibiwott Kandie wins Barcelona Half Marathon

Former World Half Marathon record holder, Kibiwott Kandie started off the season on a high note as he won the 34th edition of the Barcelona Half Marathon held on Sunday (11) in Barcelona, Spain.

The 27 year-old who is also the 2022 Commonwealth Games 10,000m bronze medallist took the honors in 59:21 and was followed in second place by European Games 5000m silver medallist, Andreas Almgren from Sweden, who clocked a new personal best of 59:23 with the reigning Buenos Aires half marathon champion, Roncer Kipkorir KOnga wrapping up the podium three finishes in 59:28.

Reigning Incheon International Half Marathon champion, Dinkalem Ayele of Ethiopia and Kenya’s Hillary Kipkoech finished in fourth and fifth in respective time of 59:30 and 59:37.

Japan based Emmanuel Moi Maru from Kenya and the 2017 Kenyan National champion in 10,000m race Mathew Kimeli finished a distant sixth and seventh in a time of 59:43 and 1:00.14 respectively.

The race course record of 58:33 set last year by Kenya’s Charles Langat remains standing.

LEADING RESULTS

21KM MEN

  1. Kibiwott Kandie            (KEN) 59:21
  2. Andreas Almgren          (SWE) 59:23
  3. Roncer KOnga              (KEN) 59:28
  4. Dinkalem Ayele            (KEN) 59:30
  5. Hillary Kipkoech          (KEN) 59:37
  6. Emmanuel Moi Maru   (KEN) 59:43
  7. Mathew Kimeli             (KEN) 1:00:14

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  • John Vaselyne

    John Vaselyne is the founder of Athletics News. Africa’s only Independent Athletics News website. He has covered World U18 and U20 Championships, World Cross Country Championships, Four Continental Tour Gold Series, Wanda Diamond League. He has passion for the Sport and has over seven years experience in this area of sport. He is also the Leading Athletics Pundit in the Country, having been hosted in ALL leading TV stations in Kenya

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