Klagenfurt (Austria), Sunday 21 August 2011

Florence Jebet Kiplagat, first woman Wörthersee Half Marathon 2011 (Copyright © 2011 runinternational.eu)

Florence Jebet Kiplagat set a new course record at the Wörthersee Half Marathon 2011


On a very warm and sunny day in the Alps, Kenya's reigning World Half Marathon Champion Florence Jebet Kiplagat celebrated victory in the 'Kärnten läuft 2011' half marathon along the northern shore of the Wörthersee in Austria.

The 24-year-old, who was also World Cross Country Champion 2009, set a new course record of 1:08:02, which is a particularly noteworthy achievement considering the high temperatures of 23-25°C (73-77°F) during the race.

Kenyan athletes had a clean sweep of the podium places in both the women's and the men's race, with sub-2:05 marathon runner Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich (29) winning the men's race in 1:02:25.

The top European finishers were Austria's Markus Hohenwarter (1:06:01), who lives near the Wörthersee in the province of Kärnten, and Kenyan-born Lucia Kimani of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1:15:31).

Over 3000 runners took part in the race, which followed a mildly undulating route from the resort of Velden at the lake's western end to the Europapark in Klagenfurt.


Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, winner Wörthersee Half Marathon 2011 (Copyright © 2011 runinternational.eu)

Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, winner of the Wörthersee Half Marathon 2011


Wörthersee Half Marathon 2011 - Lucia Kimani, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Copyright © 2011 runinternational.eu)

The top European finishers: Lucia Kimani of Bosnia and Herzegovina (4th place) ...


Markus Hohenwarter,

... and Markus Hohenwarter of Austria (10th place).


Results" Kärnten läuft 2011": Wörthersee Half Marathon Velden-Klagenfurt

Men: 2360 finishers

1. Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich KEN 1:02:25
2. Geoffrey Gikuni Ndungu KEN 1:03:19
3. Charles Wachira Maina KEN 1:03:31
4. Elija Tarus Meli KEN 1:03:41
5. Richard Kiprono Bett KEN 1:04:33


Women: 710 finishers

1. Florence Kiplagat KEN 1:08:02
2. Georgina Rono KEN 1:11:48
3. Filomena Chepchirchir KEN 1:11:53
4. Lucia Kimani BIH 1:15:31
5. Lucy Murigi KEN 1:15:51


General information and map of the venue:


Filomena Chepchirchir, 3rd woman Wörthersee Half Marathon 2011 (Copyright © 2011 runinternational.eu)

Third place for Filomena Chepchirchir, winner of this year's 25K in Berlin.


Silvie Tramoy, 10th woman Wörthersee Half Marathon 2011 (Copyright © 2011 runinternational.eu)

Silvie Tramoy was 10th woman across the line.


Wörthersee Half Marathon 2011, runners cross the Seebühne (Copyright © 2011 runinternational.eu)

Shortly before the finish runners crossed the Seebühne, an open-air theatre on the lake.


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