Cardiff (England), March 27 (IANS) Kenyan athletes have won both men’s and women’s races at the world half-marathon championships.
Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor won the men’s race in 59.10 minutes while his compatriot Bedan Karoki Muchiri was second in 59.36 here on Saturday, reports Xinhua.
Britain’s Mo Farah, a double Olympic gold medallist and four-time world champion, overcame a fall at the starting line to finish third in 59.59.
In the women’s race, Kenyans finished 1-2-3 with Peres Jechirchir holding off pre-race favourite Cynthia Limo to claim the gold medal.
Jechirchir won the race in one hour 7 minutes 31 seconds, beating the season leader Limo by three seconds.
Mary Ngugi finished third another 20 seconds behind.