Koen Naert is Saturday as a 22nd finish at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS half marathon in Valencia, as the third European. Between as good as all world klokte Naert 1u01:42, the fastest Belgian chrono since 2000. The profit was for the third time for the Kenyan, Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor.
Naert retained for a long time connection with the leading group, but although everything is close to each other was sitting, and shoved in the West-Flemish people are the whole game. After five kilometers he walked by, at number 34, then 31, 25 and 22. Only four Belgians went ever faster than Naert, among whom Mohammed Mourhit, who in 2002 on anti-doping was found. The personal record of Naert was there since last year 1u03:29.
In order to profit, there was no size on Kamworor, who in 1u00:02 crossed the finish line ran. He remained Abraham Naibei Cheroben from Bahrain with 20 seconds.
For the women it was the Ethiopian Netsanet Gudeta Kebede the best. Her 1u06:11 was even good for the world record in a women-only race. The old record was with 1u06:25 in the name of the Dutch Lornah Kiplagat. The Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei was second in Valencia, 43 seconds. They have 1u04:51 still the absolute world record, run in a race in which men also participated.