He has managed to break the record with a time of 58: 23
Abraham Kiptum has pulverized the world record today in the Half Marathon in Valencia at the end of the competition with a final time of 58:18, beating the previous record held by 2010 Eritrean Zersenay Tadese with a time of 58: 23.
The kenyata arrived at the Valencia Alfonso Alfonso Valencia Half Marathon with a brand of 59: 09 where today it has managed to reduce it almost in a minute.
Kiptum has passed the 15 km in 41: 38, at the record pace of the test (58: 33) and close to the world record (58: 23). There the athlete had already escaped the group that 10K reached in 28: 03.
After the Kenyan Kiptum the Ethiopian reached the goal of the Valencian marathon Jemal Yimer (58: 33) followed by his compatriot Abadi Hadis (58: 44).
The city of Valencia continues to prove that it is the fastest city in the world in the distance of 21 km, after last year the women's record was broken with 1: 04: 51 achieved by Joyciline Jepkosgei in addition to getting the world record in the Women's Half Marathon World Championship by Gudeta Kebede with a time of 1:06:11. Now with the record set by Abraham Kiptum makes Valencia the fastest city in this distance.
In women, Geleta Burka Bati is the winner of the 28 edition of the Valencia Alfonso Alfonso Half Marathon EDP with a time of 1: 06: 11. After her, they cross the new goal after traveling the world's fastest 21.097,5 meters Alia Mohammed Saeed (1: 06: 13) and Edith Chelimo (1: 06: 18).