2014 IAAF World Half Marathon features $245,000 in prize money and 35 62:00 flat guys including all 5 Americans: Kiptoo, Boit, Pennel, Llano, Cabada

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By LetsRun.com
March 25, 2014

The 2014 IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon championships take place on Saturday in Copenhagen.

$245,000 will be on the line as the prize money is as follows (Team scoring counts top 3 from each country).

 Individual
1st – 30,000
2nd -15,000
3rd – 10,000
4th – 7000
5th – 5000
6th – 3000
 Teams
1st – 15,000
2nd -12,000
3rd – 9000
4th – 7500
5th – 6000
6th – 3000

The race features 14 men who have run under 61:00 for their careers including seven sub 60:00 performers. There are 35 men in the field who have run 62:00 or better for their careers including all five Americans who are seeded 25, 27, 28, 30 and 35 based on PRs. The American men all ran well at the 2014 US Half Marathon Championships in Houston as 9 Americans went 62:00 or faster in Houston whereas just 3 did that all of 2013.

We arranged the lifetime 62:00 performers below in terms of lifetime PRs:

Sub 60:00 (7)

Runner /PB /Seasonal best (any date is a DOB)

  1. Geoffrey Kipsang KAMWOROR    KEN    22 Nov 92    58:54
  2. Kenneth Kiprop KIPKEMOI    KEN    02 Aug 84    59:11
  3. Nguse AMLOSOM ERI 59:39 59:39 10 Nov 86 59:39
  4. Wilson KIPROP KEN 59:15 59:45 14 Apr 87 59:45
  5. Simon CHEPROT KEN 59:20 1:00:05 02 Jul 93 1:00:05
  6. Robert Kwemoi CHEMOSIN KEN 59:19 1:00:24
  7. Zersenay TADESE    ERI    08 Feb 82    58:23

    60:00-61:00 (7)

  8. Ghirmay GHEBRESLASSIE ERI 1:00:09 1:03:53 14 Nov 95
  9. SamuelTSEGAY    ERI    24 Feb 88    1:00:17
  10. Adugna TEKELE ETH 1:00:35 1:02:11 26 Dec 89
  11. Abdellatif MEFTAH    FRA    03 Jan 82    1:00:46
  12. Kenta MURAYAMA JPN 1:00:50 1:00:50 23 Feb 93
  13. JamesKibochaTHEURI    FRA    30 Oct 78    1:00:54
  14. StephenMOKOKA    RSA    31 Jan 85    1:00:57
    Tyler Pennel (l) at the .US National Champs last November. *2014 .US Photos

    Tyler Pennel (l) at the .US National Champs last November. *2014 .US Photos

    61:00-62:00 (21)

  15. Daniele MEUCCI ITA 1:01:06 1:02:44 07 Oct 85 1:02:44
  16. Masato KIKUCHI JPN 1:01:17 1:01:17 18 Sep 90 1:01:17
  17. Sota HOSHI JPN 1:01:18 1:01:18 06 Jan 88 1:01:18
  18. Guye ADOLA ETH 1:01:26 1:01:26 1:01:26
  19. Ayad LAMDASSEM ESP 1:01:29 1:02:57 11 Oct 81 1:02:57
  20. Driss ELHIMER    FRA    01 Jan 74    1:01:30
  21. Lusapho APRIL    RSA    24 May 82    1:01:32
  22. Tebalu ZAWUDE ETH 1:00:33 1:01:34 87 1:01:34
  23. Isaac AYEKO UGA 1:01:36 1:03:14 31 Dec 89 1:03:14
  24. Hiroto INOUE JPN 1:01:39 1:01:39 06 Jan 93 1:01:39
  25. Shadrack Kiptoo BIWOTT USA 1:01:40 1:01:56 19 Feb 85 1:01:56
  26. Daniel ROTICH UGA 1:01:40 1:02:15 10 Oct 92 1:02:15
  27. Josphat BOIT USA 1:01:41 1:01:41 26 Nov 83 1:01:41
  28. Tyler PENNEL USA 1:01:44 1:01:44 21 Dec 87 1:01:44
  29. Bonsa DIDA ETH 1:01:47 1:01:47 21 Jan 95 1:01:47
  30. Matt LLANO USA 1:01:47 1:01:47 01 Aug 88 1:01:47
  31. Juan Carlos ROMERO MEX 1:01:48 1:02:47 15 Dec 77 1:02:47
  32. Urige BUTA NOR 1:01:48 1:04:59
  33. Fikre ASSEFA ETH 1:01:59 1:02:10 18 Jan 89 1:02:10
  34. Ruben IINDONGO    FRA    26 Apr 81    1:02:00
  35. Fernando CABADA JR USA 1:02:00 1:02:00 22 Apr 82 1:02:00

Bold = American

The IAAF has a PDF version of the entrants based on 2014 times (but many in the field haven’t run a time this year)- Copenhagen 2014 entry list by season’s best – and a separate PDF of entry list by country.

*Women’s Preview: 10 sub 70:00 women to battle for glory at 2014 IAAF World Half Marathons – Americans Suver and Bersagel are seeded in top 40

More: Related: 2014 USA Half Marathon Championships


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