01 Mar '17, 6pm

Galen Rupp headlines speedy Prague Half-Marathon field

Galen Rupp headlines speedy Prague Half-Marathon field

By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, used with subscription (01-Mar) -- The streets of Prague will be graced by the greatest collection of elite athletes ever to run a half-marathon in the Czech Republic on Saturday, April 1, for the 19th edition of the Sportisimo Prague Half-Marathon, organizers announced today. The women's field is particularly compelling, led by the reigning IAAF World Half-Marathon champion, Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya, who is also the newly minted world record holder (1:05:06). She will be challenged by compatriot Violah Jepchumba, who not only won the race last year but also ran the fastest half-marathon of 2016 (1:05:51). Another Kenyan, Joyciline Jepkosgei, who recently set a personal best of 1:06:08 at the RAK Half-Marathon last month, should also challenge for the title. Additionally, another four women --Worknesh Degefa of Ethio...

Full article: http://www.flotrack.org/article/52718-galen-rupp-headline...

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