Inaugural Bahrain Half Marathon offers $100,000USD to winners

Posted by: Watch Athletics

The inaugural Bahrain Night Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, March 17. The organizers will pay $100.000USD for the men's and women's winners making it the richest half marathon in the World.

Large prize money has attracted the best men and women road runners in the World mostly from Kenya and Ethiopia.

Abraham Kiptum of Kenya, who set the half marathon World record with 58:18 last year in Valencia, is leading a very strong men's field which includes five men with personal records faster than 59:00 minutes and 7 men with PB's under one hour.

The women's elite field includes seven women with half marathon personal best under one hour and seven minutes. The biggest star among the women is Netsanet Gudeta of Ethiopia the defending World Half Marathon Champion (65:45 PB). Kenya's Caroline Kipkirui is the fastest runner in the women's field with a 65:07 personal record.

The race will be streamed live on Friday, March 15 at the 8:00pm local time. For more live stream details see the page here.

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Men elite

Name Country PB
Abraham Kiptum Kenya 58:18
Jemal Yimer Ethiopia 58:33
Abadi Hadis Ethiopia 58:44
Atsedu Tsegay Ethiopia 58:47
Alex Korio Kenya 58:51
Fikadu Haftu Ethiopia 59:08
Bernard Ngeno Kenya 59:22
Morris Gachaga Kenya 59:22
Amedework Walelegn Ethiopia 59:22
El Hassan El Abbassi Bahrain 59:27
Vincent Rono Kenya 59:27
Shadrack Kimining Kenya 59:42
Teshome Mekonen Ethiopia 60:02
Hassan Chani Bahrain 60:23
John Langat Kenya 60:24
Getaneh Molla Ethiopia 60:34
Birhan Nebebew Ethiopia 60:53
Daniel Rotich Uganda 60:59
Abayneh Degu Ethiopia 61:01
Dawit Fikadu Bahrain 61:44
Alemu Bekele Bahrain 61:46
Nelson Kipkosgei Bahrain 62:22
Stephen Mwendwa Kenya 62:55

Women Elite

Name Country PB
Caroline Kipkirui Kenya 65:07
Senbere Teferi Ethiopia 65:45
Netsanet Gudeta Ethiopia 65:45
Brigid Kosgei Kenya 65:50
Eunice Chumba Bahrain 66:11
Ruth Chepngetich Kenya 66:19
Pauline Kamulu Kenya 66:56
Meseret Belete Ethiopia 67:51
Sutume Asefa Kebede Ethiopia 67:54
Yeshi Kalayu Ethiopia 67:58
Shitaye Eshete Bahrain 68:25
Hiwot Ayalew Ethiopia 71:01
Gladys Kibiwot Bahrain 76:10
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