World Leading Half for Yego

Kenya’s Solomon Kirwa Yego won the 42nd edition of the famous Roma-Ostia Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Race, setting the fastest time in the world this year, an Italian all-comers’ record, and he moved up to fourth on the all-time list with an outstanding run of 58:44 on Sunday (13).

Adding to the statistics, Yego also improved Wilson Kiprop’s course record from 2013 by 31 seconds and took 1:20 off his personal best, also set in Italy at the Udine half marathon last September, going under the hour for the first time.

His compatriot Leonard Kipkoech Langat was second, also in a career best, with 59:18 and Kenya took the top four places with Remmy Ndiwa Limo third in 1:00:06 and Peter Kwemoi fourth in 1:00:13.

Read the full article here