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Tsehay Gemechu of Ethiopia at the 2021 Copenhagen Half Marathon. Photo by Organizers

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Selected results, report: 2021 Copenhagen Half Marathon

Here are the selected results from the 2021 Copenhagen Half Marathon on Sunday. It was a World Athletics Label Road Races – Elite race.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Selected results from the 2021 Copenhagen Half Marathon, which took place on Sunday. The race is part of the World Athletics Label Road Races – Elite series.

Ethiopian runners Amedework Walelegn and Tsehay Gemechu came out on top in the men’s and women’s respective races on the day.

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Walelegn, the Half Marathon World Championships bronze medalist in 2020, ran a season’s best of 59:10 to secure first place in the men’s race in Copenhagen. The time is also on the third-fastest in the world this year.

Walalegn got the better of rival Kenneth Renju from Kenya who clocked. 59:12 for second place, while another Kenyan, Daniel Mateiko rounded out the podium places in third with a time of 59:25.

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The women’s race went to Gemechu, who set a new course record with 1:05:08 on her way to leading an Ethiopian 1-2 finish at the sixth edition of the Copenhagen Half Marathon.

Her teammate Hawi Feysa secured second place in 1:05:41 with third going to Vivian Kiplagat of Kenya in a time of 1:06:07.

Copenhagen Half Marathon, Sunday, September 19.

Top 10 men results

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Rank Name Nation Time
1 Amedework Walelegn ETH 0:59:10
2 Kenneth Renju KEN 0:59:12
3 Daniel Mateiko KEN 0:59:25
4 Abe Tilahun ETH 0:59:46
5 Zerei Kbrom NOR 1:00:07
6 Enos Kakopil KEN 1:00:17
7 Geoffrey Koech KEN 1:00:20
8 Solomon Berihu ETH 1:00:52
9 Shadrack Kimining KEN 1:01:12
10 Rolli Dominik SUI 1:03:13

Top 10 women results

Rank Name Nation Time
1 Tsehay Gemechu ETH 1:05:08
2 Hawi Feysa ETH 1:05:41
3 Vivian Kiplagat KEN 1:06:07
4 Beyenu Degefa ETH 1:08:15
5 Yitayish Mekonene ETH 1:08:53
6 Esther Chesang KEN 1:10:32
7 Tabita Gichia KEN 1:11:39
8 Nina Lauwart BEL 1:13:18
9 Marcella Herzog NED 1:13:22
10 Tirza Van Der Wolf NED 1:13:25

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Glen Andrews is one of World-Track main writers for long distance and marathon running. Andrews, who competed in cross country during his High School and college years finds passion covering these events. He's also run a few marathons in his time, and still hopes to qualify for Boston.

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