Three-time world half-marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor set a new world half marathon record at Copenhagen Half marathon ran today in Denmark.
Kamworor, who ran with his designer shoe, which he predicted to run his personal best at 00:58.54 as his personal best in the insole but he ran better in 58:01 and he said “I put my personal best inside the insoles and seeing the time every time I put them on, motivates me as I hope to run a fast time.”
In his deigned pair of shoe, while in colour, with blue strip manufactured by Nike, the runner said he wants to run by personal best.
He said he chose the colours to reflect the seaside of the course.
“The colours reflect the seaside and I think of water, sea of Copenhagen,” he explained.
“My main aim to Copenhagen is to run my personal best. The great race have me the opportunity to morale to design my running shoe for the event,” added Kamworor.
The front line is written “There is no finish line’, with such information, Kamworor said he believes that upon reaching the finish line he targets another goal.
“It is like climbing a tree where you always look to that higher branch and not looking back to see where you were after. The race will be a big factor for me,” added Kamworor during Kapgata half marathon on Sunday.
His win improved on the world record of 58:18 set in Valencia last year by compatriot Abraham Kiptum.
He beat compatriot Bernard Kipkorir in the second place in 59:16 as Ethiopia’s Berehanu Wendemu Tsegu (59:22) and Edwin Kiprop Kiptoo (59:27).
Ethiopia’s Birhane Dibaba Adugna, the 2018 Tokyo Marathon champion, won the women’s race in 1:05:57, taking almost two minutes off her lifetime best.