Kandie, Chepkoech world records get official thumbs up

Kibiwott Kandie of Kenya finishes second in the men's race of the 2020 World Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland, in October 17, 2020.

Photo credit: Mateusz Slodkowski | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Kibiwott Kandie ran a superb 57:32 in Valencia in December shading 29 seconds from the previous record held by Geoffrey Kamworor
  • The world half marathon silver medallist  believes that the ratification of his record at the start of the new season is an omen of good things to come
  • The 3,000m steeplechase world record holder showed her versatility last season, competing in different races including 5,000m and 2,000m and posting impressive results

World Athletics Friday announced the official ratification of Kibiwott Kandie’s  world half marathon record holder and Beatrice Chepkoech’s 5km record.


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