No rest for talented Daniel Simiu as he heads to Delhi Half Marathon

World 10,000m silver medalist Daniel Simiu is not resting on his laurels as he eyes more victory at the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon scheduled for October 15.

Simiu headlines the men’s field with a Personal Best time of 59:04 and is closely followed by compatriot Leonard Barsoton who has a PB time of 59:09. The third fastest in the field is Isaac Kipkemboi with a PB time of 59:17.

The 27-year-old has had a fair season thus far that even saw him bag his first medal at the World Championships. After his exploits in the Hungarian capital, Simiu competed at the Diamond League Meeting in Brussels where he set a Personal Best time of 26:57.80 to win the race.

He has also been selected for the team representing the country at the World Road Running Championships in Riga, Latvia starting October 1.

Simiu will be seeking victory in the Half Marathon alongside Benard Kibet, Charles Kipkirui Langat, Samwel Nyamai Mailu, and Sabastian Kimaru Sawe.

In the women’s race, Almaz Ayana headlines the field with her impressive time of 65:30. She has not had a busy season this year since she started off with a win at the Lisboa Half Marathon.

She then proceeded to the London Marathon where she finished seventh and has not raced since then. She will be hoping to mark another victory as she heads to India.

She will enjoy the company of her compatriot Betelihem Afenigus who is the second fastest in the field with a PB time of 66:46. Viola Chepngeno completes the top three list with a PB time of 66:48.

posted Wednesday September 13th
by Abigael Wuafula