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Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon 2023 results; Kenyans sweep titles

Kenyans Edmond Kipngetich and Susan Chembai won the Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon 2023 title on Saturday. Here are the top 20 results from the race this weekend.

Kenyan runner Susan Chembai just won the Göteborgsvarvet 2023
Kenyan runner Susan Chembai just won the Göteborgsvarvet 2023 on May 13, 2023 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon 2023 results on Saturday (13) as Kenyans Edmond Kipngetich and Susan Chembai emerged victorious in the men’s and women’s respective races in Gothenburg, Sweden. In the men’s race, Kipngetich clocked a time of 1:01:46 to take the victory, while Chembai was crowned champion on the women’s side after posting a time of 1:10:40.

Kenyan runners swept the podium places on the men’s side as Bravin Kiprop ran 1:02:26 for second place, followed by Alex Kibet in third place at 1:03:24. The top five was also rounded out by Kenyan athletes as Cornelius Kangogo stopped the clock at 1:03:40 and Micah Cheserek clocked 1:03:49 for fourth and fifth, respectively.

“It was tough today, but it felt great to win,” said Kipngetich, who was quoted on My News Desk. “The course was tougher than I thought and I had to fight hard, but was stronger than the others today,” he added. 

In the women’s contest, Ethiopia’s Aberash Shilima was the runner-up with a time of 1:11:00. She was followed home by Kenya’s Nelly Jeptoo at 1:11:10 and her compatriots Beatrice Chepkemoi Mutai (1:11:37) and Cynthia Chemweno (1:12:04).

“I didn’t expect to win, but I am really happy I did,” Chembai was quoted as saying after victory.

Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon 2023 results

Men’s Top 20 Results:

  1. Edmond Kipngetich (Kenya) – 1:01:46
  2. Bravin Kiprop (Kenya) – 1:02:26
  3. Alex Kibet (Kenya) – 1:03:24
  4. Cornelius Kangogo (Kenya) – 1:03:40
  5. Micah Cheserek (Kenya) – 1:03:49
  6. Samuel Russom (Eritrea) – 1:04:04
  7. David Nilsson (Sweden) – 1:06:32
  8. Archie Casteel (Sweden) – 1:06:38
  9. Martin Nilsson (Sweden) – 1:07:58
  10. Kristofer Låås (Sweden) – 1:08:02
  11. Hampus Börjesson (Sweden) – 1:10:03
  12. Linus Hultegård (Sweden) – 1:10:17
  13. Richard Bäckström (Sweden) – 1:11:06
  14. Nicolas Fiessinger (France) – 1:11:31
  15. Olof Simann (Sweden) – 1:11:33
  16. Albin Lillieström (Sweden) – 1:11:41
  17. Jonatan Westberg (Sweden) – 1:11:53
  18. Niklas Norman (Sweden) – 1:12:00
  19. Marcus Åberg (Sweden) – 1:12:02
  20. Hugo Lindell (Sweden) – 1:12:04

Women’s Top 20 Results:

  1. Susan Chembai (KEN) – 1:10:40
  2. Aberash Shilima (ETH) – 1:11:00
  3. Nelly Jeptoo (KEN) – 1:11:10
  4. Beatrice Chepkemoi Mutai (KEN) – 1:11:37
  5. Cynthia Chemweno (KEN) – 1:12:04
  6. Madeleine Önnelind (SWE) – 1:13:59
  7. Alemitu Haroye (ETH) – 1:16:14
  8. Hanna Lindholm (SWE) – 1:16:17
  9. Mary Mulhare (IRL) – 1:16:57
  10. Johanna Larsson (SWE) – 1:17:19
  11. Hattie Freeman (GBR) – 1:17:56
  12. Sofie Nelson Rask (SWE) – 1:19:26
  13. Aleksandra Jedrzejewska (POL) – 1:19:46
  14. Nina Hagman (SWE) – 1:20:12
  15. Anna Bjurman (SWE) – 1:21:55
  16. Towa Nilsson (SWE) – 1:22:01
  17. Johanna Börjesson Eriksson (SWE) – 1:23:02
  18. Jenny Mårtensson (SWE) – 1:23:04
  19. My Svensson (SWE) – 1:23:13
  20. Sarah Edsberger (SWE) – 1:23:14

Please click here for full results from the race.

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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