Classy Kandie wins Istanbul Half Marathon title

Kenya's Kibiwott Kandie competes during the half marathon race in Prague, Czech Republic, on September 4, 2020.


Photo credit: Pool | RUNCZECH

What you need to know:

  • Kandie, the world record holder over the distance, set a new course record of 59:33 to beat compatriot Geoffrey Kamworor in an exciting battle
  • Kandie ran a tactical race sticking with the pack of five athletes before increasing his pace after crossing the 18km mark
  • Kamworor, who was taking part in his first international race since he recovered from a motorbike accident in Eldoret last year, settled second in 59:37

Kibiwott Kandie is the 2021 Istanbul Half Marathon champion. 

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