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Kiplimo, Gebreslase top Bahraini Half Marathon

Reigning Prague half marathon silver medalist Philemon Kiplimo and Ethiopian Gotytom Gebreslase won the Bahraini Half Marathon held on Sunday.

Kiplimo led the podium sweep for Kenyans from positions 1-5 in 1:00:01, ahead of compatriot countrymen Collins Koros (1:00:02) and Mathew Kimeli (1:00:04) in second and third, respectively. 

The 2008 World Junior 10,000m silver medalist, Titus Mbishei and Geoffrey Koech rounded off the top five places in 1:00:23 and 1:00:24, respectively. 

Gebreslase won in 1:05:36 ahead of Kalkidan Gezahegne – the Olympic 10,000m silver medallist.

Leading results

Women
1 Gotytom Gebreslase (ETH) 1:05:36
2 Kalkidan Gezahegne (BRN) 1:05:47
3 Sheila Kiprotich (KEN) 1:07:01 
4 Irene Cheptai (KEN) 1:07:05
5 Daisy Cherotich (KEN) 1:07:11

Men
1 Philemon Kiplimo (KEN) 1:00:01
2 Collins Koros (KEN) 1:00:01
3 Mathew Kimeli (KEN) 1:00:04
4 Titus Mbishei (KEN) 1:00:23
5 Geoffrey Koech (KEN) 1:00:24

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