2002 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships
The 11th World Half Marathon Championships (official IAAF World Half Marathon Championships ) were held in the Belgian capital Brussels on 5 May 2002. Brussels was for the second time after 1993 the venue for World Half Marathon Championships.
The men's and women's races were both decided on the demanding course through the center of Brussels only on the home straight at cool temperatures around 7 ° C, and wind and rain. In women, the previous third Berhane Adere won against Susan Chepkemei, which became the third consecutive runner-up. Close behind Prokopcuka reached the goal in third place. The team standings (total of times of the three fastest runners in a country) Kenya won ahead of Russia and Ethiopia. For men, Paul Malakwen Kosgei beat the final spurt Jaouad Gharib. By far, followed by John Yuda Msuri as the year in third place. In the team standings Kenya won ahead of Japan and Ethiopia.
Individual ranking men
Of 124 reported 123 athletes took to the start and reached the goal of 118. Mohammed Mourhit was disqualified for doping.
Team standings Men
A total of 21 teams counted.
Individual ranking women
79 reported 75 athletes went to the start and reached the goal of 68.
Team ranking women
A total of 12 teams counted.