• 8 Men Goes Sub 60min in RAK HM

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The 2014 RAK half marathon saw a record number of eight  men to run the 21.1km rpad race under 1 hour with the world championships silver medalist,  Lelisa Desisa (ETH), winning the race in 59:36 minutes.

Eritrea's Nguse Tesfaldet in a thrilling finish took second just 3 seconds behind the winner and with 4 Kenyans, Wilson Kiprop 59:45, Bernard Koech 59:46, Bernard Kipyego 59:47 and Micah Kogo 59:49 behind the leaders. The final two men to break the magic 60 min barrier were Feyisa Lilesa (ETH) 59:51 and Kenya's Paul Lonyangata 59:54.

In the women's race, the London Olympics marathon silver medalist, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya, took a very solid win in 67:02 min more then a minute ahead of the second place finisher Filomeya Cheyech (KEN) 68:13.  Ethiopia's Guteni Shone secured in final final strides her third place  in 68:31 just 5 seconds ahead of Helah Kiprop (KEN) who took 4th.

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Men
1 Lelisa Desisa ETH 14 Jan 90 59:36
 

2 Nguse Tesfaldet ERI 10 Nov 86 59:39
 

3 Wilson Kiprop KEN 14 Apr 87 59:45
 

4 Bernard Koech KEN 31 Jan 88 59:46
 

5 Bernard Kipyego KEN 16 Jul 86 59:47
 

6 Micah Kogo KEN 3 Jun 86 59:49
 

7 Feyisa Lilesa ETH 1 Feb 90 59:51
 

8 Paul Lonyangata KEN 12 Dec 92 59:54
 

9 Jacob Kendagor KEN 19 Sep 84 61:27
 

10 Ibrahim Jeilan ETH 12 Jun 89 61:47
 

 
  Women
1 Priscah Jeptoo KEN 26 Jun 84 67:02
 

2 Filomena Cheyech KEN 5 Jul 82 68:13
 

3 Guteni Shone ETH 17 Nov 91 68:31
 

4 Helah Kiprop KEN 7 Apr 85 68:36
 

5 Rita Jeptoo KEN 15 Feb 81 68:49
 

6 Mare Dibaba ETH 20 Oct 89 68:56
 

7 Feyse Tadesse ETH 19 Nov 88 69:19
 

8 Aberu Kebede ETH 12 Sep 89 69:22
 

9 Worknesh Degefa ETH 90 69:43
 

10 Caroline Kilel KEN 21 Mar 81 70:33
 

 

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