2010 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships
The 19th World Half Marathon Championships ( officially: 19th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships - Nanning ) were held on October 16, 2010 in Nanning. The Athletics IAAF, had been awarded the event in November 2008 at a Council meeting in Monaco on the Chinese megacity. This marked the second time after 2004 in New Delhi Half Marathon Championships held in Asia.
Total prize money of 245,000 U.S. dollars were distributed. Of this amount, $ 30,000 each to the overall winner. It was a team score performed, which is formed by the sum of the times of the three fastest runners of a nation. In addition to men 's and women's elite race took place at the event, an open -country race held on the same route.
The Eritrean world record holder Zersenay Tadese sought his fifth title in a row. In the closing stages of the race he led a group of four with the Kenyans Wilson Kiprop, Sammy Kirop Kitwara and Silas Kipruto. Falling one after another Kipruto and Kitwara from the group. In the final sprint, however Kiprop just sat through against the defending champion. A few meters before the finish, Tadese was beaten and injured limped across the finish line. The team victory was the fifth time in a row and the 13th time overall in Kenya.
In the women's race was formed at the beginning of a leading group of five Ethiopian women and four Kenyans who could follow as the only non-African runner the Australian Nicole Chapple. After a few kilometers, however, these lost contact. From the remaining group fell gradually runners back up at the end was the Kenyan favorite Florence Kiplagat Jebet and Ethiopian Dire Tune in common were in the lead. On the last kilometer Kiplagat could finally put the decisive attack and secured the victory in front of Tune. As last year, the individual and the team victory went back to Kenya.
It was the fourth time that the two individual winner came from the same country. Already in 1997, 1998 and 1999, Kenya both winners of the individual classification
All 68 runners crossed the finish line started. Passang Passang ( BHU Bhutan, 67th place, 1:16:43 ) set a national record.
A total of eleven teams counted.
51 of 55 runners crossed the finish line started.
A total of ten teams counted.