Joyciline Jepkosgei took the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON with a spectacular course record of 65:16. The 27 year-old Kenyan smashed the mark of Dutch double Olympic Champion Sifan Hassan, who had won the race with 65:45 in 2019. Second-placed Kenyan Nancy Meto was just five seconds behind, improving her PB by more than three minutes. With 65:21 she was also inside the former course record. Valary Aiyabei completed the Kenyan podium with 67:32 for third place.
Kenya’s Felix Kipkoech clocked a world leading time of 58:57. The 23 year-old improved his own world lead by 38 seconds. Fellow Kenyans Josphat Tanui and Philemon Kiplimo followed in second and third with 59:40 and 59:54 respectively.
A total of 15,096 Starters from 130 countries had entered the 40th edition of the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON. 14,508 of them were runners, 572 Skaters, 14 Handbikers and 2 wheelchair athletes.
Press conference on race day: August 22, 2021
The post-race press conference will also take place in the Media Center at the Hotel Marriott am Potsdamer Platz (Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1), starting at 11:00 a.m. inline skating, 11:15 a.m. runners. Again, only accredited media representatives:inside are admitted, who provide a negative Covid19 proof (Vaccinated/ Recovered/ Tested [ATTENTION only PCR test]), which is electronically stored either in the official Corona warning app, the Luca app or the CovPass app. In addition, upon entry, there will be attendance documentation via LucaApp. In addition, the obligation to wear FFP2 mouth-nose protection applies in the Media Center.
The news clip after the race Professionally edited and dubbed news clip from the GENERALI BERLINER HALF MARATHON will be available for download to all media shortly after the race at around 12:30 pm. The use of the moving images is rights- and license-free.