Kenyans Rodgers Rop (59:49) and Joyce Chepchumba (68:11) won the mens and
womens races respectively at this morning’s Lisbon Half Marathon. The
men’s race was particularly fast, but, even so, Paul Tergat’s event
record (59:06) was not beaten.
No one has ever won the Lisbon Half Marathon twice, however last
year’s winner Martin Lel tried hard to reach that goal today. He was
leading the race until the final metres but Rogers Rop didn’t intend to
give him that honour, and passed him just before the finish line, and only two
seconds separated them 59:49 to 59:51.