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Ivuti claims course record in Prague

Despite strong wind and damp conditions the Hervis Prague Half Marathon, Prague, Czech Republic, today witnessed Kenyan Patrick Ivuti shatter the race record, breaking Silas Kirui’s 2005 mark by 7 seconds.

Ivuti placed first, with a time of 1:01:00, while finishing second and third were fellow Kenyans, Jacob Yator (1:01:20) and Stephen Kipkoech Kibiwott, the defending Prague Half Marathon champion (1:01:54).

In the women’s category, Russian runner, Liliya Shobukhova, making her half marathon debut, narrowly edged out defending champion Caroline Chepkorir Kwambai.  Shobukhova and Kwambai finished with identical times of 1:11:14.  Leila Aman Tola, of Ethiopia (1:11:24).

Rich Herstek for the IAAF

Results

1. IVUTI, Patrick M.  KEN  1:01:00
2. YATOR, Jacob   KEN  1:01:20
3. KIBIWOTT, Stephen K. KEN  1:01:54
4. FEYISSA, Tadesse  ETH  1:02:22
5. KORIR, John C.  KEN  1:02:22
6. SULLE, Martin H.  TAN  1:03:11
7. ROTICH, William T.  KEN  1:03:13
8. HAILU, Mesfin   ETH  1:03:26

1. SHOBUKHOVA, Liliya RUS  1:11:14
2. KWAMBAI, Caroline C. KEN  1:11:14
3. TOLA, Leila Aman  ETH  1:11:24

For complete results and photos, visit www.praguemarathon.com