Prague Half Marathon

PRAGUE (CZE, Apr 6) – The Prague Half Marathon, boasting a WA Elite Label and attracting 15,500 runners, was won by Kenyan Sebastian Sawe, the reigning World Champion, who shattered the race record by 23 seconds.

Finishing in 58:24, Sawe not only set a new personal best but also recorded the twelfth fastest time in the history of half marathons and the best performance of the year. ALSO READ: Miramar Invitational Sees Record-Breaking Performances and Tight Races

“I am absolutely thrilled to achieve my personal best and to break the race record as well. The course was fast and enjoyable, and the support from the fans was incredible. I didn’t face any critical moments during the race,” said Sawe.

In the women’s category, Ethiopian Gete Alemayehu clinched victory with a time of 68:10. After the 5km mark, Sawe’s pace was unmatched, and by the 10km point, he was running solo, securing a significant lead ahead of fellow Kenyans Geoffrey Toroitich (60:01) and Patrick Mosin (60:15).

Spain’s Abdenasser Oukhelfen was the top European finisher in twelfth place with a time of 65:36, while the best local athlete, Patrik Vebr, came in fourteenth at 66:06.

In sunny and warm conditions, Alemayehu narrowly edged out Kenya’s Jesca Chelangat (68:13), with Ethiopia’s Nigsti Haftu finishing third in 69:30. Türkiye’s Sultan Haydar came in fifth with a time of 69:48, and Tereza Hrochová was the top Czech finisher, placing eighth in 74:19.

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