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IAAF.org: Wanjiru betters World Half Marathon record with 59:16 in Rotterdam

2005-09-13

Samuel Wanjiru of Kenya set a new World Half Marathon record* of 59:16 at the second edition of the Fortis Half Marathon Rotterdam today.

The only 18-year-old Kenyan, who is based in Japan clocked a time of 59:16 bettering the seven-year-old World Record of compatriot Paul Tergat by just one second. On a nearly windless but warm humid day the young African runner was alone after two-thirds of the race.

Wanjiru who came third at 10,000m on the track in Brussels, Belgium on 26 August in the TDK Golden League meeting, there by reducing the World Junior record* from 27:04.00 to 26:41.75 for that distance, is based in Japan where he moved in 2002 aged 15. He lives in Fukuoka and runs for the Toyota Yushu Company.

 


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