In Summary
  • Kamworor, the 2015 and 2017 World Cross Country champion, won the Ras al-Khaimah Half Marathon in a personal best of 58:54 in 2013.
  • Kamworor’s feat was good enough to erase the course record in Copenhagen, beating a time of 58:40 set by Kenyan-born Abraham Cheroben of Bahrain when winning in 2017.

World Half Marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor is the new Half Marathon World Record holder.

Kamwowor set the new World Record time when he won the Copenhagen Half Marathon in 57 minutes and 59 seconds on Sunday, shattering the previous time of 58.18 set by compatriot Abraham Kiptum when winning in Valencia last year.

“I have won three World Half Marathon titles and my fans kept on asking me when I would down the World Record. I told them that time will surely come, “said Kamwowor after his victory.

“This is the time and God’s time is always the best and this is really special for me even though the weather wasn’t conducive."

Kamwowor now becomes the first man in history to run a sub-58 minutes, a victory that not only saw him shaving off the previous World Record by 21 seconds, but also improved on his personal best by 57 seconds.

Kamworor, the 2015 and 2017 World Cross Country champion, won the Ras al-Khaimah Half Marathon in a personal best of 58:54 in 2013.

Kamworor’s feat was good enough to erase the course record in Copenhagen, beating a time of 58:40 set by Kenyan-born Abraham Cheroben of Bahrain when winning in 2017.

Copenhagen is the same course where Kamworor won his first World Half Marathon title in 2014, before staging successful defences in 2016 Cardiff, Wales and 2018 Valencia, Spain.

The World Record came on his second appearance at the course.

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