Mark your calendars, the February 19th race is something athletics fans can get excited about. The marathon WR holder Brigid Kosgei vs. the half marathon WR holder in Ababel Yeshaneh headline the women's race. For the men, we get a replay of gold vs silver from World Half in Jacob Kiplimo vs. Kibiwott Kandie. Every time Yeshaneh and Kosgei have raced so far, one of them has broken the WR. And Sara Hall of the US is making the trip.
Four different women have broken the world record in the half marathon in recent years and all four of those women will be running in Gdynia on Saturday, which makes this one of the greatest -- if not the greatest -- half marathon fields ever assembled.
The men's field includes Jake Robertson, Shadrack Kipchirchir, Stephan Sambu, Callum Hawkins, Lopez Lomong while Huddle will face Sandrafelis Chebet Tuei (30:57 PB), Emily Sisson, Ababel Yeshaneh (30:35 PB) and Gwen Jorgensen.