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- Sports · Running · Athletics · Uganda · Kenya · Valencia · Spain · Valencia · Copenhagen

Seven weeks af­ter nar­rowly miss­ing gold at the World HalfMarath­on Cham­pi­onships to Ja­cob Ki­plimo of Uganda, Kenya’s Kibi­wott Kandie de­mol­ished the world half-marathon record in Va­len­cia, Spain, run­ning a blaz­ing 57:32. Kandie is the first man ever to run a sub-58 half-marathon, and his time low­ered Ge­of­frey Kam­woror’s pre­vi­ous record (set just last year in Copen­hagen) by a whop­ping 29 sec­onds. Ki­plimo fin­ished sec­ond. It was bronze medal­list Rhonex Kipruto’s first halfmarath­on, and his 57:49 per­for­mance was also un­der the pre­vi­ous WR, mak­ing it the fastest de­but ever recorded.

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