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.
Top 10 Performances RAK Marathon 2014 |SEE Full Results Here
|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|| |
|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|| |