Ugandan Andrew Kemboi defeated former world half marathon record holder to win the Lille Half marathon held yesterday in France.
Kwemoi, Kandie and Roncer Konga also from Kenya pulled away from the group at the half way mark but the race was decided by the sprint finish that took the three almost to tape with Kwemoi being given the title though he tied in time with Kandie as they were both timed 59:37.
Konga was forced to settle in third place when he crossed the line one second later.
Kenya’s Michael Kamau and Isaac Kibet from Uganda came home in fourth and fifth place in a time of 1:00.14 and 1:00.20 respectively.
The race course record of 59:05 that was set last year by Ezekile Chebii from Kenya remains standing.
- Andrew Kwemoi (UGA) 59:37
- Kandie Kibiwott (KEN) 59:37
- Roncer Konga (KEN) 59:38
- Michael Kamau (KEN) 1:00.14
- Isaac Kibet (KEN) 1:00.20