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Chelangat lead Chebet in podium finish at Istanbul half marathon

It’s a turn for Kenyans to shine at the Istanbul Half marathon with Sheila Chelangat leading Miriam Chebet on the podium.

Chelangat won the race in 66:46 ahead of compatriot Chebet 67: 11 and Ethiopian Zewditu Aderaw completed the podium 68:16.

Moroccan Hicham Amghar won the men’s race 59:46 ahead of Ethiopian Dinkalem Ayele and Gemechu Bute.

Selected results

Women

1. Sheila Chelangat – KEN – 66:47

2. Miriam Chebet – KEN – 67:14

3. Zewditu Aderaw – ETH – 68:17

4. Betelihem Afenigus – ETH – 68:33

5. Ftaw Zeray – ETH – 68:39

6. Betty Kibet – KEN – 68:39

7. Gladys Chepkurui – KEN – 68:50

8. Aberash Shilima – ETH – 68:52

9. Ruth Jebet – BRN – 69:10

10. Meseret Dinke – ETH – 69:53

Men results

1. Hicham Amghar – MAR – 59:47

2. Dinkalem Ayele – ETH – 59:55

3. Gemechu Bute – ETH – 60:03

4. Antony Kimtai – KEN – 60:16

5. Benard Bitwott – KEN – 60:18

6. Solomon Kipchoge – KEN – 60:19

7. Mathew Samperu – KEN – 60:27

8. Cameron Levins – CAN – 60:38

9. James Kipkoech – KEN – 60:43

10. Edward Pingua – KEN – 61:08

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