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Amazing elite fields for N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon

March 26, 2022
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Rodgers Kwemoi, Hellen Obiri, and Daniel Matieko picking their bib numbers in Istanbul ahead of the N Kolay Half Marathon on Sunday. Photo by organizers
Rodgers Kwemoi, Hellen Obiri, and Daniel Matieko picking their bib numbers in Istanbul ahead of the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon on Sunday. Photo by organizers

As some of the world's best half marathon runners toe the start line of the 2022 N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon this Sunday, the 27th of March, they know one thing which the past elite fields never knew; that a world record is possible on this course.

Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich broke the women’s world record by 29 seconds after running 1:04.02 last year to win the women's race. However, the record would only last for about 4 months before Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw lowered it further to 1:03.44, and then Letesenbet Gedey followed that with the current record of 1:02.52.

Fierce competition will be witnessed in less than 24 hours from now at the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon as Hellen Obiri of Kenya leads a fast start list with six women with the PB of sub 67:00. Daniel Mateiko, also of Kenya, leads an Incredible field with five men who are faster than the current Course Record of 59:35.

Both Course Records could go down. Below are the start lists

Men Elite N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon

  1. Daniel Mateiko KEN 58:26.
  2. Rodgers Kwemoi KEN 58:30.
  3. Josphat Tanui KEN 59:22.
  4. Edmond Kipngetich KEN 59:41.
  5. Hillary Kipchumba KEN 60:01.
  6. Vestus Chemjor KEN 60:47.
  7. Moses Too KEN 60:56.
  8. Philimon Kiptoo KEN 61:47.
  9. Daniel Kiprotich KEN 62:09.
  10. Gerald Vincent KEN 62:27.
  11. Ramazan Özdemir TUR 63:10

Elite Women N Kolay Half Marathon

  1. Hellen Obiri KEN 64:22.
  2. Vicoty Chepngeno KEN 65:03.
  3. Tsehay Gemechu ETH 65:08.
  4. Nigsti Haftu ETH 66:17.
  5. Yasemin Can TUR 66:20.
  6. Bekelech Gudeta ETH 66:54.
  7. Pauline Esikon KEN 67:15.
  8. Stella Rutto ROU 67:45.
  9. Ayinadis Teshome ETH 68:18.
  10. Daisy Kimeli KEN 68:34.
  11. Medhin Gebreslassie ETH 68:38.
  12. Ludwina Chepngetich KEN 70:34.
  13. Moira Stewartova CZE 71:08.
  14. Fatma Karasu TUR 71:30.
  15. Kristina Hendel CRO 71:34
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