Berlin - Kenya's Jacob Kendagor won the Berlin half
marathon on Sunday, and dipped under the hour mark for the first time in his
career, as Kenyan runners dominated both the men’s and women’s races.
Kendagor, 29, came home in 59min 36secs to
win the men's race ahead of compatriot's Silas Kipruto (1hr 12secs) and Victor
Kipchirchir (1hr 27sec), while Helah Kiprop celebrated her 28th birthday by
winning in 1hour 07.54min.
Compatriot Philes Ongori, who won the 2012
race, finished second in 1hour 08.01min with Japan's Mai Ito third in 1hour
10.00min to prevent Kenyan athletes claiming the top three places in both