Kwemoi and Chepng’eno to battle for Istanbul half marathon titles

Commonwealth Games 10,000m bronze medalist Rodgers Chumo Kwemoi and Houston half marathon champion Victoy Chepng’eno will be battling for Istanbul half marathon titles set for tomorrow in the Turkish Capital.

Kwemoi, who will be competing in his second half marathon will be facing off with compatriots Daniel Mateiko (58:26) Josphat Tanui (59:22), Edmond Kipng’etich (59:41), Hillary Kipchumba (60:01), Vestus Chemjor (60:47), Moses Too (60:56), Philemon Kiptoo (61:47), Daniel Kiprotich (62:09) and Gerald Vincent (62:27).

Kwemoi, who made his half marathon career at Ras Al Khaimah in February where he finished second holds the second best time on the line-up with 58:30.

In women, Chepng’eno will be up against compatriot double Olympic Games 5,000m silver medalist Hellen Obiri among others.

Chepng’eno won Houston half marathon in her personal best of 65:03 and will face off with Ethiopian Tshay Gemechu (65:08) and Nigist Haftu as they chase to lower the course record set by world marathon champion Ruth Chepng’etich.

Men Elite

1. Daniel Mateiko KEN 58:26

2. Rodgers Kwemoi KEN 58:30

3. Solomon Berihu ETH 59:17

4. Josphat Tanui KEN 59:22

5. Huseyidid Esa ETH 59:32

6. Edmond Kipngetich KEN 59:41

7. Hillary Kipchumba KEN 60:01

8. Vestus Chemjor KEN 60:47

9. Aras Kaya TUR 61:51

10. Moses Too KEN 60:56

11. Philimon Kiptoo KEN 61:47

12. Daniel Kiprotich KEN 62:09

13. Gerald Vincent KEN 62:27

14. Ramazan Özdemir TUR 63:10

Women Elite

1. Hellen Obiri KEN 64:22

2. Vicoty Chepngeno KEN 65:03

3. Tsehay Gemechu ETH 65:08

4. Nigsti Haftu ETH 66:17

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