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Kipchumba and Grovdal win New York City Half Marathon

Abel Kipchumba and Norway’s Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal  made his successful run, winning the New York City half marathon held today in the United States of America (USA).

The Kenyan won the title in 1:00.25 ahead of Moroccan Zouhair Talbi (1:00.41 and Eritrean Yemane Haileselassie coming third at 1:01.37.

In women, Norway’s Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal was the surprise winner when she cut the tape in 1:09.09 beating the Kenyans pair of Gladys Chepkurui (1:09.27) and veteran runner Edna Kiplagat in 1:09.46.

Selected results of New York City half marathon

Women results

1Karoline Bjerkeli GrovdalNOR01:09:0905:17 min/mile
2Gladys ChepkuruiKEN01:09:2705:18 min/mile
3Edna KiplagatKEN01:09:4605:20 min/mile
4Cynthia LimoKEN01:11:5405:30 min/mile
5Diane van EsNED01:12:0305:30 min/mile
6 1Jenny SimpsonUSA01:12:0605:30 min/mile
7 1Calli ThackeryGBR01:12:0905:31 min/mile
8Fabienne SchlumpfSUI01:12:2105:32 min/mile
9Des Linden USA01:12:3905:33 min/mile
10Jacqueline GaughanUSA01:12:4705:34 min/mile

Men

1Abel KipchumbaKEN01:00:2504:37 min/mile
2Zouhair TalbiMAR01:00:4104:38 min/mile
3Yemane HaileselassieERI01:01:3704:42 min/mile
4Hillary BorUSA01:01:4704:43 min/mile
5Reed FischerUSA01:03:0604:49 min/mile
6Tristan WoodfineCAN01:03:5004:53 min/mile
7Kenenisa BekeleETH01:03:5904:53 min/mile
8Matthew BaxterAUS01:04:1204:54 min/mile
9Zerei KbromNOR01:04:3104:56 min/mile
10Tomonori Yamaguchi JPN01:04:3604:56 min/mile
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