— SPIKES (@spikesmag) March 24, 2018
The 2018 IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships were Saturday.
Both Cam Levins and Sasha Gollish posted the top overall finishes by a Canadian placing 30th in the men’s and women’s races. Levins clocked 1:02:15, a personal best, as Gollish led the Canadian women’s contingent, running her fastest time of the year in 1:11:52.
This year’s championships, held biannually, were in Valencia, Spain.
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) March 24, 2018
The world champions for 2018 are Geoffrey Kamworor and Netsanet Gudeta, who set a women’s-only world record of 1:06:11. Thanks to a tailwind, Kamworor ran a sensational 13:01 5K between the 15-20K marks of the race, blowing the race open, to win his third IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships title in 1:00:02.
Huge step in the right direction today! Really happy with how I felt out there. Thanks to my friends and family, @HOKAONEONE and @AthleticsCanada for the continuing support as I comeback from surgery. Always an honour to represent Canada!
— Cam Levins (@CamLevins) March 24, 2018
30. Sasha GOLLISH – 1:11:52
47. Victoria COATES – 1:13:35 PB
50. Kinsey MIDDLETON – 1:13:52
86. Emily SETLACK – 1:17:30
30. Cameron LEVINS – 1:02:15 PB
79. Geoffrey MARTINSON – 1:04:34
111. Sami JIBRIL – 1:07:11
115. Evan ESSELINK – 1:07:20