Sammy Kitwara blazed his way to a 58:58 victory at the Fortis Rotterdam Half-Marathon on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Kenyan performance was the fourth fastest ever and makes Kitwara just the sixth man to dip under the magical 59-minute barrier. It was the second major Half Marathon victory in The Netherlands in the past six months time for Kitwara. In March he won the City-Pier-City Half Marathon in The Hague, beating the emperor of the road Haile Gebrselassie into second place.

On an overcast and sometimes rainy, day with light winds and temperatures of about 18 degrees, Kitwara bettered the previous course record of 59:12 was set by Evans Kiprop Cheruiyot two years ago……Read More


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