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Half Marathon: Kibiwott Kandie from Kenya sets a world record

Kenya’s staunch Kibiwott Kandie wins.

6. Dec 2020 at 10:40, TASR

VALENCIA. Kibiwott Kandie of Kenya set a new world record in 57 minutes and 32 seconds in a half marathon.

He succeeded at Sunday’s event in Valencia, when he became the first man to stand in history in less than 58 minutes.

Twenty-four year old Kandie raised the world’s maximum, held by compatriot Geoffrey Kamworor, by 29 seconds.

Interestingly, the four contenders in Valencia got under 58 minutes. Five seconds behind Kandi, Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo finished, and other positions were taken by Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto (57:49) and Alexander Mutiso (57:59).

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