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Weini Kelati units American report at Houston Half Marathon

On Sunday in her half-marathon debut, Weini Kelati, 27, ran 66:25 on the Aramco Houston Half Marathon to complete fourth, besting Keira D’Amato‘s former mark of 66:39, set in June at Australia’s Gold Coast Half Marathon.

(D’Amato’s report beat Emily Sisson‘s half marathon report of 66:52, set on the 2023 version of the Houston Half.) Born in Eritrea, Kelati was an NCAA 5000m and cross-country champion on the College of New Mexico.

Weini Kelati Houston Marathon press conference

Each males’s and ladies’s fields within the Aramco Houston Half Marathon had been loaded with a proficient elite discipline keen to check their health on the quick, flat Houston course (albeit a bit windy Sunday morning, runners reported).

Ladies’s race

Ethiopia’s Sutume Kebede received the ladies’s race in a blistering time of 64:37, adopted in by famend distance runner and 2023 New York Metropolis Marathon champ Hellen Obiri of Kenya in 66:07 and third-place Ethiopia’s Buze Diriba Kejela, who ran 66:24. Diriba received the 2023 TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon in October of this yr in 2:23:11.

Kebede and Obiri ran intently by means of a lot of the race, setting off at a heated tempo and working by means of the primary 5K in 15:16.

In sixth place, Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat ran the second quickest half marathon time of her profession at age 44, ending in 67:52. Jasmine Fehr was the highest (non-elite) Canadian within the girls’s race, ending twenty fifth in 1::14:09.

High girls:

1. Sutume Kebede 1:04:37
2. Hellen Obiri 1:06:07
3. Buze Diriba 1:06:24
4. Weini Kelati 1:06:25
5. Mestawut Fikir 1:07:36
6. Edna Kiplagat 1:07:52
7. Calli Thackery 1:08:20
8. Makenna Myler 1:08:28
9. Nell Rojas 1:08:52
10. Mercy Chelangat 1:08:58

Males’s race

It was an extremely tight males’s race on Sunday morning, with the highest males ending inside a number of seconds of each other. Ethiopia’s Jemal Yimer received the boys’s race in a dash fimish (Yimer additionally received in 59:25 in 2020), crossing the road in 60:42 with Kenya’s Wesley Kiptoo was proper on his heels in 60:43. Milkesa Tolosa of Ethiopia took third in 60:45, crossing the road with first American runner Abbabiya Simbassa of Flagstaff, Ariz., who additionally completed in 60:45, a hair behind Tolosa.

With Canada’s Moh Ahmed out of the race after struggling a hamstring damage in one among his last coaching periods, Rory Linkletter was the lone Canadian athlete within the males’s elite half-marathon discipline. Linkletter completed in 61:02, a PB for Linkletter. His private better of 61:08 was set at this race in 2022 (a Canadian nationwide report on the time). Linkletter informed Canadian Working that he was comfortable along with his race, regardless of wishing he had been capable of run three seconds sooner to make sub 61. “Good for a month out from Seville,” Linkletter stated.

Linkletter was racing in preparation for the Sevilla Marathon on Feb. 18, aiming for the Olympic normal of two:08:10.

High ten males 

  1. Jemal Yimer  1:00:42
  2. Wesley Kiptoo  1:00:43
  3. Milkesa Tolosa  1:00:45
  4. Abbabiya Simbassa  1:00:45
  5. Diego Estrada  1:00:49
  6. Rory Linkletter  1:01:02
  7. Peter Njeru  1:01:13
  8. Yemane Haileselassie  1:01:34
  9. Andrew Colley  1:01:39
  10. Fearghal Curtin  1:01:45

For full outcomes of the 2024 Aramco Houston Half Marathon, head right here.

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