• Ethiopians Mengesha and Teshome victorious at Copenhagen Half Marathon

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On Sunday, Ethiopian runners Milkesha Mengesha and Tadu Teshome won the Copenhagen Half Marathon 2022, a World Athletics Elite Label road race.

Despite dark clouds, cooler temperatures, and slight rain at the start, 15 men ran the half marathon in Copenhagen in under 60 minutes. 

A total of 15 men ran the half marathon in Copenhagen in under 60 minutes. The 2019 World U20 cross country champion Milkesa Mengesha won the race in a new lifetime best of 59:00. He defeated the defending champion, his compatriot Amedework Walelegn, who came in 2nd just five seconds behind. Kenya's Felix Kipkoech rounded out the top three with a time of 59:07.

Ethiopia Tadesse Abraham finished in 14th place with a personal best time of 59.53 and became the first 40-year-old to run the half marathon in under one hour.

Ethiopian women swept the podium, with Tadu Teshome winning the race in 1:06:13. She finished more than half a minute ahead of her teammates Tsigie Gereselama (1:06:35) and Tiruye Mesfin ( 1:06:42).

Around 25.000 runnrs took the the streets of Copenhagen on Sunday.

TOP RESULTS HALF MARATHON MEN

  1. Milkesa Mengesha (ETH) - 59:00
  2. Amedework Walelegn (RTH) - 59:05
  3. Felix Kipkoech (KEN) - 59:07
  4. Vincent Kipkemoi (KEN) - 59:09
  5. Dominic Lobalu (SSD) - 59:12
  6. Chala Regasa (ETH) - 59:13
  7. Edmund Kipngetich (KEN) - 59:25
  8. Matthew Kimeli (KEN) - 59:39
  9. Titus Kimutai (KEN) - 59:44
  10. Ronald Kirui (KEN) - 59:51

TOP RESULTS HLAF MARATHON WOMEN

  1. Tadu Teshome (ETH) - 1:06:13
  2. Tsigie Gereselama (ETH) - 1:06:35
  3. Tiruye Mesfin (ETH) - 1:06:42
  4. Magdalena Shauri (TAN) - 1:06:52
  5. Eunice Chumba (BRN) - 1:07:34
  6. Sintayehu Tilahun (ETH) - 1:07:41
  7. Janet Ruguru (KEN) - 1:07:51
  8. Vicoty Chepngeno (KEN) - 1:08:22
  9. Betelihem Afenigus (ETH) - 1:08:35
  10. Agnes Keino (KEN) - 1:08:47
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