• Ethiopians Yehualaw and Walelegn set new course records at the Delhi Half Marathon
World half marathon bronze medalistsYalemzerf Yehualaw and Amedework Walelegn produced impressive course records at the 2020 Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday (29).
The 21-year Yehualaw clocked an amazing 64:46, the second-fastest women’s time ever in the half marathon, for the win.
Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya was in a distant 3rd place in 1:05:06 3 while the two-time defending champion Ababel Yeshaneh of Ethiopia with 1:05:21 concluded the podium.
Yehualaw took home a $US27,000 winners prize and an additional $10,000 as a bonus for breaking the course record.
Walelegn won the men's race in a new event record time of 58:52. The 21 years old Ethiopian, defeated his compatriot the two-time defending champion Andamlak Belihu (58:54) and Stephen Kissa of Uganda (58:56).
Total of eight men wen under the 60-minute barrier at the Delhi half-marathon making it one of the fastest men's races in history.
The 10th place finisher Avinash Sable shaved three and a half minutes from his personal best to clock a new Indian record with an amazing 1:00:30.