Kipsiror and Abdi win Gent half marathon

Kenyan Shamila Kipsiror and Olympic marathon bronze medalist Bashir Abdi were the winners of this year’s Gent half marathon.

Kipsiror led Kenyan’s by winning the 21km race 67:53 in her half marathon debut followed by compatriot Loleo Veronica (68:03) as personal best as Ethiopian Kasaneh Ayenew Baze completed the podium timing 68:40.

In men, Bashir won the title when he clocked 59:51 beating Kenyan Abraham Akopesha Djibouti’s Djamal Abdi for third in 60:40 and 60:56 respectively.

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