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Kenyan Bedan Karoki Eclipsed Zersenay Tadese’s Half Marathon Course Record

eritrean Zersenay Tadese, the six-time World champion on the roads and at cross country, lost his course record of 1:00:31 he set last year by Kenyan Bedan Karoki today
Eritrean Zersenay Tadese, the six-time World champion on the roads and at cross country, lost his course record of 1:00:31 he set last year by Kenyan Bedan Karoki, today

By IAAF,

KENYA’s Bedan Karoki upset the Eritrean favourite and defending champion Zersenay Tadese in the fourth annual Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, to win in a new course record of 1:00:02 on Sunday (18).

Karoki, fifth in the London 2012 Olympic Games 10,000m, eclipsed the previous course record of 1:00:31 set by Tadese last year but was a frustrating four seconds short of his own personal best of 59:58 from Lisbon Half Marathon in March, where he made his debut over the distance.

With the thermometer reading almost 20 degrees Celsius at the start and 40% humidity, six men broke away early in the race and covered the first 5km in 14:17.  Continue reading Kenyan Bedan Karoki Eclipsed Zersenay Tadese’s Half Marathon Course Record