Half Record Bodes Well For Two-hour Attempt
Athletics Weekly|September 19, 2019
KAMWOROR BRINGS HALF-MARATHON RECORD DOWN BY A HUGE 17 SECONDS

WHEN Geoffrey Kamworor dismantled the world half-marathon record last weekend in Copenhagen it was perhaps further evidence that the world’s best distance runners are increasingly capable of cracking the two-hour barrier for the marathon.

Kamworor clocked 58:01 in the Copenhagen Half-marathon to take 17 seconds off the old mark held by Abraham Kiptum (Results, p50).

Quick to congratulate Kamworor was training partner Eliud Kipchoge hoge, who will attempt to break two hours for the marathon in Vienna in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge next month.

“We’re all proud to see you run this world record,” said Kipchoge. “Great planning, preparations, team-mates, coaching and management is equal to record breaking.”

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