Cardiff Half Marathon 2023 Results: Vincent Mutai, Mestawut Fikir win

Vincent Mutai and Mestawut Fikir were the winners at the Cardiff Half Marathon 2023 on Sunday. Here are the top 20 results from the elite races.

(Oct 01) – Kenyan Vincent Mutai and Ethiopian Mestawut Fikir were crowned champions in the men’s and women’s elite races at the 20th anniversary of the Principality Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday. Below are the top 20 Cardiff Half Marathon results for both elite races.

Vincent Mutai clinched the men’s title with 1:00:35, besting course record holder and fellow Kenyan Shadrack Kimining. The race saw a sprint finish down King Edward VII Avenue, where Mutai left his compatriots Kimining and Bernard Biwott behind to secure his first Cardiff win.

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Kimining finished second with 1:00:48, while third place went to Biwott in 1:00:51.

In the women’s race, meanwhile, Mestawut Fikir of Ethiopia narrowly defeated compatriot Aminet Ahmed and last year’s runner-up Kenya’s Viola Chepngeno in a sprint finish.

Fikir finished in a time of 1:08:13, just a second ahead of her closest competitors, with Ahmed taking second at 1:08:14 and Chepngeno (1:08:14).

Cardiff Half Marathon 2023 Results

Women’s Results

1Mestawut FikirEthiopia1:08:13
2Aminet AhmedEthiopia1:08:14
3Viola ChepngenoKenya1:08:14
4Beatrice Jepchirchir CheserekKenya1:08:25
5Dorcas Jepchumba KimeliKenya1:10:09
6Betelihem AfenigusEthiopia1:10:36
7Sonia Thomas-SamuelsGreat Britain1:12:37
8Diana BogantesCosta Rica1:14:09
9Beth KidgerGreat Britain1:14:12
10Anna BracegirdleGreat Britain1:14:44
11Yvette LockGreat Britain1:15:06
12Courtney McGuireIreland1:15:25
13Verity HopkinsGreat Britain1:16:30
14Olivia TsimGreat Britain1:17:47
15Julia BekticGreat Britain1:18:37
16Rachel GiffordGreat Britain1:19:34
17Isabelle PickettAustralia1:20:14
18Nikki KellyGreat Britain1:20:16
19Donna MorrisGreat Britain1:20:39
20Sarah Forbes-SmithGreat Britain1:21:00
21Megan WilliamsGreat Britain1:21:26
22Louise FlynnGreat Britain1:21:59

Men’s Results

1Vincent Kiprotich MutaiKenya1:00:35
2Shadrack KiminingKenya1:00:48
3Benard BiwottKenya1:00:51
4Geoffrey KoechKenya1:01:43
5Wesley KimutaiKenya1:03:00
6David KimaiyoKenya1:03:21
7Martin MusyokaKenya1:04:06
8Fearghal CurtinIreland1:04:13
9Bereket ZelekeEthiopia1:04:15
10Victor ChepkwonyKenya1:04:33
11Paulos SurafelGreat Britain1:04:35
12Mohamud AadanGreat Britain1:04:43
13Sean HoganGreat Britain1:05:57
14Jonathan CornishGreat Britain1:06:44
15Takuya KitasakiJapan1:06:47
16Dominic JonesGreat Britain1:06:59
17Adam BowdenGreat Britain1:07:01
18David BishopGreat Britain1:07:19
19Callum DavidsonGreat Britain1:07:28
20Kelvin ChirchirKenya1:07:37

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Ato Stephens
Ato Stephens

Ato Stephens is a former Trinidad and Tobago 400 metres specialist, who is a two-time CAC Championships Silver medalist, NCAA Indoor champion and Olympian.

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