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Kamworor Overcomes Fall to Dominate World Half-Marathon Championship

Kamworor Overcomes Fall to Dominate World Half-Marathon Championship

(c) 2016 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission. CARDIFF, Wales — Just as the starter’s pistol fired for men’s race at today’s 22nd IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships here in the Welsh capital, defending champion Geoffrey Kamworor found himself in the worst possible position: face down on the pavement. The 23-year-old Kenyan, who won these championships in 2014 in Copenhagen, had shifted his weight just as the initial surge of the pack pushed him from behind and pitched him violently forward. He desperately worked to regain his feet as his chief rival, Britain’s Mo Farah, spurted away. “It’s unfortunate that I fell down at the start,” a composed Kamworor later told the media. He continued, shaking his head: “People were coming from behind and pushing me down.” Remarkably, Kamworor not only got back on his feet, but the 2015 World Championships 1...

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