Cheroben’s performance in Valencia tops ’15 half marathon world chart

Abraham Cheroben's winning time of 59:10 in the Medio Maraton de Valencia on 18 October moved him to 1st on the '15 world performance listing over the half marathon distance.

Abraham Cheroben‘s return to the 2015 Medio Maraton de Valencia produced the same outcome as in 2014: a world-leading performance over the half marathon distance (59:10), to go along with his already-established world no. 1 mark for 25 km (1:12:31) set in Berlin in May.  The corresponding world chart-topping results for Cheroben in 2014 were 58:48 (Valencia) and 1:11:46 (Berlin).  This time around in Valencia, Cheroben had a winning margin of 42 seconds over runner-up Matthew Kisorio (59:52), followed by 3rd placer Dawit Weldesilasie (1:00:26).  Also competing in Valencia were Kenneth Kipkemoi (12th in 1:01:54) and Leonard Patrick Komon (16th in 1:02:53).

Other Personae-managed athletes with noteworthy road performances through mid-October included Mark Tanui (1st in Marathon Metz, 2:13:35), Martin Kosgei (5th in Marathon Kosice, 2:11:33), Alice Aprot (2nd in Asics Grand Berlin 10 km, 31:02 PB); Caroline Chepkemoi (4th in Asics Grand Berlin 10 km, 31:59 PB); and Paul Koech (6th in Asics Grand Berlin 10 km, 28:25 Debut).

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