Geoffrey Kamworor now holds the Half Marathon world record at 58:01.  (IAAF)

26-year old Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor broked the world record at the Copenhagen Half Marathon on Sunday 15 September with a timing of 58:01 mins.

The previous record of 58:18 was set by Abraham Kiptum in Valencia in 2018.



This Danish capital was also the scene of this first of three world half marathon titles.  “It is very emotional for me to set this record,” said Kamworor. “And doing it in Copenhagen, where I won my first world title, adds something to it.”

Besides Kamworor, five other men finished inside 60 minutes on this fast course.