Kenyans sweep half marathon world titles

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.

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