Stat Blitz: World Half-Marathon Champs

(from K. Ken Nakamura)

 

Stats from World Half Marathon Championships in Kobenhavn

Men

For the fifth time in history KEN won both men and women's race in the World half Marathon
Previously then won both in 2010, 1999, 1998, & 1997

59:07 is the 4th fastest time in the history of World Half marathon championships
It is also the second fastest winning time in history.

Five runners broke 60 minutes in the World half marathon, but in 2007 record 7 runners broke 60 min

ERI won first team gold medal in World Half marathon snapping KEN's team winning steak at six.
After seven straight team silver ERI finally won team gold

Best-ever-marks-for-place for 8th and 9th in the World Half Marathon Championships were set.

Samuel Tsegay and Guye Adola became the 109th and 110th, respectively to crack 60 minutes for half marathon

 

Women

For the first time in history of World Half Marathon Championships a nation (KEN) swept the medals
in the women's race.

Best ever marks for place for 7th, 8th, & 9th in the World Half Marathon were set in the women's race

67:28 is the fifth fastest time in World Half Marathon Championships

Gladys Cherono became the fifth World Championships medalist to win World Half Marathon;
She became the seventh women to medal in both events

For the seventh straight editions of World Half Marathon Championships either KEN or ETH
won team gold while other won the silver.

For the eighth straight editions of World Half Marahton Championships JPN won team bronze