Two seconds cost the second place runner $75,000 at the Bahrain Night Half
On Friday night in Bahrain, the Bahrain Night Half noticed some very rapid effects as runners chased one in every of the greatest prize handbags in street racing.
The most sensible 4 males have been simplest separated by means of seven seconds and with $100,000 USD on the line, that’s a painful margin to lose by means of. Abadi Hadis took the win in 59:42, he was once adopted by means of Jemal Yimer in 59:45, Bernard Ngeno was once 3rd in 59:47 and Fikadu Haftu was once forth in 59:49.
In the ladies’s race, Brigid Kosgei, who’s the 2018 Chicago champion, took the win in 1:05:28 which is beneath 40 seconds off of the ladies’s global report set in 2017 by means of Joyciline Jepkosgei. Second place went to Ruth Chepngetich in 1:06:09 and 3rd place went to Netsanet Gudeta in 1:06:49.
After the massive first place prize, the cash drops off by means of 75 consistent with cent. Second place will get $25,000 and 3rd place will get $15,000, after which there’s any other drop after the podium finishes with fourth simplest taking house $10,000 USD. The elite fields have been so tight that during the males’s race, seven seconds was once the distinction between $100,000 and $10,000.
The Bahrain half-marathon isn’t the simplest global magnificence match this weekend. Sunday will see Canadian runners Cam Levins and Sasha Gollish race a few of the global’s perfect half-marathoners in New York. Levins’ half-marathon non-public perfect is a 1:02:15 from the World Half-Marathon Championships closing March in Spain, which is not up to a minute off of the present Canadian half-marathon report of one:01:28 set in 1999 by means of Jeff Schiebler. It would take an excessively sturdy run for Levins to knock down this mark, however it doesn’t appear out of the query.
Gollish’s non-public perfect is from 2018 World Half-Marathon Championships the place she was once the first Canadian throughout the line in 1:11:52. Since that championship a yr in the past the runner moved up in distance, taking a stab at the marathon. She was once not able to finish her first marathon in Berlin however got here again with a particularly sturdy debut in Houston previous this yr working 2:32:54. The race will get underway at 7:30 a.m. EDT.
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