World half-marathon champions Geoffrey Kamworor and Gladys Cherono will be targeting victories at the Bogota International Half-Marathon this weekend - World half-marathon champions Geoffrey Kamworor and Gladys Cherono will be aiming for high-profile victories in the 15th edition of the Bogota International Half-Marathon - just one of two races in South America to hold IAAF Gold Label status - on 27 July.
Kamworor, who set a world-leading mark of 59:08 to win the world half-marathon title in Copenhagen this spring, won’t approach this mark in the Colombian capital, which sits at an altitude of 2640 metres. In fact, his winning time last year was almost five minutes slower than his world-leading mark at 63:46.
The front-running Kenyan will be aiming to become just the second runner to defend this title. He faces a field including Nguse Tesfaldet, who finished fifth in the world half; 59:19 performer Tilahun Regassa from Ethiopia; and Kamworor’s team-mate Dickson Chumba.