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Swiss marathoner breaks half marathon record in Copenhagen

Sunday’s Copenhagen Half Marathon Tadese Abraham First man over 40 to complete a half marathon in less than 60 minutes. Abraham finished 14th overall in 59:53, Haile Gebrselassie More than 40 people broke the half marathon world record by 1 minute 20 seconds.

Tadesse Abraham of Switzerland and Abdi Nagej of the Netherlands at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin.Picture: Toilet

Abraham was one of 15 runners to break 60 minutes in Copenhagen. He averaged 2 minutes and 50 seconds per kilometer over the 21.1 kilometer half marathon distance.

He held a PR of 60:45 at the 2015 Barcelona Half Marathon he won. Abraham set a Swiss marathon record earlier this year in Zurich where he ran 2:06:38. He finished 40 seconds behind him in his 59:13, the Swiss half marathon record held by Julian Wanders.

“I don’t know what to say,” said Abraham on Instagram“I am very happy. Thank you to everyone who helped me achieve performance for myself and my country.”

Tadesse Abraham and Callum Hawkins at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.Photo: Kevin Morris

Milkesa Mengesha The 2019 U20 cross-country world champion . of Ethiopia won with a personal best of 58:58, beating a quality field to clinch his second straight half marathon title.

Canadian half marathon record holder Rory Linkletter He finished 45th in 64:28. “Today was a rough day,” Linkletter wrote. She’s excited to put the finishing touches on her training block. “

In the women’s race, Ethiopia finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Tadu Teshome 66:13 lead. Twigi Gebrselama her compatriot was second with 66:35 Thirue Mesfin He finished 3rd, just 9 seconds behind.

Swiss marathoner breaks half marathon record in Copenhagen

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