Kiprono, Gobena win at Goteborg Half Marathon

The 31th edition of the GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon was won by Kenyan Sammy Kiprono in a time of 1:01:10. Fellow countrymen Wilson Chebet and Joseph Kiptum secured the 2nd and 3rd places respectively. The women’s top place went to Ethiopian runner Amann Gobena who won in 1:11:40. Isabellah Andersson was 2nd while Kenyan Leah Malot was 3rd.

World’s Largest Half Marathon

58,122 runners had registered for the GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon 2010. In all, around 70,000 runners will be participating in one of the races during the GöteborgsVarvet weekend 20-23 of May 2010. The event is now positioned as the world’s largest Half Marathon and takes this honour from BUPA Great North Run in the UK. Last years race on May 16th had 53,848 entries of which 40,523 finished. The former largest Half Marathon race was BUPA Great North Run in Newcastle, which took place in September 2009 and had 37, 598 finishers.

Results Summary

Half Marathon (Men)

  1. Sammy Kirui Kiprono (Kenya) 1:01:10
  2. Wilson Kwambai Chebet (Kenya) 1:01:22
  3. Joseph Kiprono Kiptum (Kenya) 1:01:40
  4. Girma Assefa (Ethiopian) 1:02:25
  5. Kipkosgei Evans Ruto (Kenya) 1:02:52
  6. Nicholas Kamakya Manz (Kenya) 1:02:55
  7. Josphat Boit (Kenya) 1:03:25
  8. Iaroslav Musinschi (Moldova) 1:04:27
  9. Charles Wanjohi Ndiritu (Kenya) 1:05:11
  10. John Ndungu Kiarie (Kenya) 1:06:15

Half Marathon (Women)

  1. Amann Gobena (Ethiopian) 1:11:40
  2. Isabellah Andersson (Hässelby SK) 1:13:29
  3. Leah Malot (Kenya) 1:13:48
  4. Lena Gavelin (Narrow Bay IF) 1:16:36
  5. Lydia Njeri Mathati (Kenya) 1:17:22
  6. Lucia Kimani Mwihaki 1:17:49
  7. Anna von Schenck (Hässelby SK) 1:18:58
  8. Filomena Costa (Portugal 1:19:33
  9. Jorunn Rekkedal (Ridge Idrettslag) 1:19:58
  10. Therese Hagersjö 1:20:47

Results for all participants are available on the official results page.

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