15 MAR 2012 General News Prague, Czech Republic

Komon hopes to extend his World record grasp to Half Marathon in Prague

Leonard Komon takes the 15Km World record in Nijmegen (organisers)Leonard Komon takes the 15Km World record in Nijmegen (organisers) © Copyright

- Leonard Patrick Komon, the World record holder for 10km and 15km has chosen the Hervis Prague Half Marathon on 31 March 2012 as his first ever Half Marathon race. And on top of that he has announced his designs on smashing the World record!


The Hervis Prague Half Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.


Last year’s winner Philemon Limo was the first to run the course on Czech soil in under one hour (59:30), while the World record is currently held by Zersenay Tadese, from Eritrea at 58:23 achieved in 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal.


Kenneth Kipkemoi who just last week managed the third fastest time so far this year at 59:11 at the City-Pier-City in The Hague will be in the field to test Komon whose record attempt will also benefit from experienced pacemakers.


For anyone able to beat the World record, there is a prize of 100,000 euros, and a further 4000 euros is up for grabs for scooping first place and 5000 Euros for the course record.


Aside from top runners, the Hervis Prague Half Marathon also draws a wide range of other runners. The record capacity of 11,000 start numbers was sold out already two months in advance.


Organisers for the IAAF


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