Marathon debut with sub 27 in 10km and sub 58 in half-marathon: Kibiwott Kandie

World half-marathon record holder, Kibiwott Kandie is destined to make history, with sub 27 minutes in 10km and sub 58 minutes in half marathon, Kandie will debut marathon as the fastest ever athlete in 10km and half-marathon.

half marathon debut Kibiwot kandie

Kandie stands tall in half-marathon with 57:32 (world record). On Sunday, October 3, he run (26:51) the second-fastest time this year in 10km in Giant Geneva 10km road race in Switzerland. The 25-year-old  will be making his marathon debut on November 07, 2021, in the New York marathon.

It's even mind-boggling that, after loading a lot of mileage in preparation for the marathon, Kandie can still post the fourth-fastest time in All-time ranking in 10km. The big question is whether he will translate his road prowess into the marathon. If he does then we are about to see the first official sub-two hours in the marathon.

Other big names in the New York marathon include Kenenisa Bekele, Abdi Negeeya, Albert Korir, Girma Bekele, and Callum Hawkins. Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir, the reigning Olympic champion will spearhead the women line-up, so to Helalia Johannes, Ruti Aga, Ababel Yeshaneh, and Nancy Kiprop.

American women to toe the line is led by  Olympic bronze medalist Molly Seidel. Aliphine Tuliamuk, Sally Kipyego, Emily Sisson, and 2018 Boston marathon winner Des Linden.

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