24 MAR 2011 General News Prague, Czech Republic

Prague announces elite fields

Azmeraw Bekele nabs a one-second victory at the Great Ethiopian Run (Mark Shearman)Azmeraw Bekele nabs a one-second victory at the Great Ethiopian Run (Mark Shearman) © Copyright

The organising committee of the Prague International Marathon has released their invited fields for the Hervis Prague Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, which takes place on Saturday 2 April 2011.

There are 5 men with sub-61:00 PB's (12 sub-62:00) and 5 women with sub-70:00 PB's (7 sub-73:00). Significant race debuts will also be made by Robert Kipkoech Kirui and Jonathan Kimutai Chirchir and in the women’s race by Korahubsh Itaa, Birtukan Eshetu, and Tirunesh Ababu Kefyalew.

2011 Elite Race Favourites

MEN
00:59:39 Azmeraw Bekele (ETH)
00:59:43: Jairus Chanchima (KEN)
00:59:51: Titus Kwemoi Masai (KEN)
1:00:07: Nicholas Kiprutto Koech (KEN) - 2009 winner and track record holder
1:01:41: Gunther Weidlinger (AUT)

WOMEN
1:08:14: Lydia Cheromei (KEN)
1:08:34: Christelle Daunay (FRA)
1:09:03: Rose Jerotich Kosgei (KEN) – 2009 and 2010 winner and track record holder

Best Czech favorites:
1:00:29: Róbert Štefko (CZE)
1:12:17: Petra Kamínková (CZE)

Course Records:

Men: Nicholas Kiprutto Koech, KEN, 1:00:07, 2009
Women: Rose Jerotich Kosgei, KEN, 1:09:03, 2009

Organisers for IAAF

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