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Eritrea's Nguse Amlosom wins Lisbon's Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon

Nguse Amlosom takes first place at Lisbon's half marathon 

By Antonio Fernandes |IAAF

The only non-Kenyan winner in Lisbon came in the men’s half marathon, which was also the most competitive race of the day.

As was the case in the women’s race, a pack of six ran together beyond the half-way mark. Nguse Amlosom, Atsedu Tsegay, Alex Oloitiptip, Elijah Serem, Merhawi Kesete and Geoffrey Kusuro remained together at 15km, but a few kilometres later the lead pack was down to four with Kesete and Kusuro having fallen off the pace.

Serem was the next to drift back, followed by Oloitiptip. Amlosom and Tsegay continued to battle right to the end, but it was Eritrea’s African 10,000m champion Amlosom who had the best finishing pace, grabbing the victory in 1:02:38, one second ahead of Ethiopian record-holder Tsegay.

Oloitiptip ensured at least one Kenyan runner made it on to the podium, taking third in 1:02:44, 23 seconds in front of compatriot Serem.

Leading results

Half marathon
1 Nguse Amlosom (ERI) 1:02:38
2 Atsedu Tsegay (ETH) 1:02:39
3 Alex Oloitiptip Korio (KEN) 1:02:44
4 Elijah Tirop Serem (KEN) 1:03:07
5 Merhawi Kesete (ERI) 1:03:29
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