Kenya dominated the World Half Marathon Championships on Saturday, with Geoffrey Kamworor taking the men’s title and Gladys Cherono triumphing in the women’s race.

Reigning men’s champion Zersenay Tadese had a disappointing race, coming fourth but helping secure team gold for Eritrea.

“It was nice, we ran as a team, and I was not expecting to be number one today,” Cherono said.

The results:

Men: 1. Geoffrey Kamworor (Ken) 59.07s, 2. Samuel Tsegay (Eri) 59.20, 3. Guye Adola (Eth) 59.20.

Women: 1. Gladys Cherono (Ken) 1:07.28s, 2. Mary Wacera Ngugi (Ken) 1:07.43, 3. Selly Chepyego Kaptich (Ken) 1:07.51. — AFP

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