Trinidad Alfonso World Half Champs

2018 IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships

March 24, 2018
Valencia, Spain
Athletics Illustrated:

“I’m really pleased with the race. My foot finally felt perfect the last few weeks; I was able to train both hard and consistently. I’m really excited to see what I can do in the next month before I start track season. "

World Athletics:

The pure joy on his face when he crossed the line is what garnered him nationwide tv time. Castillejo was originally supposed to be on the Spanish squad, but was booted when they realized they could only enter five, not six. This was unfortunate for them as Castillejo would have been their top man and brought the team from 6th to 8th. *Q&A With Castillejo translated from Spanish

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Interestingly, the race doesn't start in the AM, but instead at 5PM local time.

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Additionally, Athletics Kenya made a big mistake and failed to enter any alternates. They now have two big scratches of their own and will only have three competitors in the women's race.

LRC 2018 World Half Women's Preview: Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei Goes For First World Title As Jordan Hasay Leads Team USA

The two fastest women in history are expected to put on a terrific battle for gold. Behind them, could Jordan Hasay break the American record or sneak a medal?

LRC 2018 World Half Marathon Men's Preview: Geoffrey Kamworor Goes for Three-Peat Against the "King of Valencia," 58:44 Man Abraham Cheroben

Can Kamworor add yet another gold medal to his collection or will Cheroben, who has run incredibly fast but never done anything internationally, back up his performances by winning in Valencia? 59:52 man Leonard Korir & 43-year-old Bernard Lagat highlight Team USA.

World Athletics:

Yimer ran the fastest debut ever at RAK last month with 59:00. Even still, he says his future is on the track: “I am a man of the track. I feel like the track is where I breathe better. I can train there the whole day.”

World Athletics:

Kamworor only decided run the 2014 World Half Champs after a disappointing 6th place finish at the Tokyo Marathon. He bounced back only 5-weeks later to beat WR holder Zersenay Tadese.

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