2008 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

The 2008 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 12 October 2008.[1]

2008 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships
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Host cityRio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Brazil
Nations participating42
Athletes participating155
Events2
Dates2008-10-12
Race length21.0975 kilometres
Individual prize money (US$)1st: 30,000
2nd: 15,000
3rd: 10,000
4th: 7,000
5th: 5,000
6th: 3,000
Team prize money (US$)1st: 15,000
2nd: 12,000
3rd: 9,000
4th: 7,500
5th: 6,000
6th: 3,000

This event was first announced as the 2008 IAAF World Road Running Championships, but in November 2007, the IAAF announced that the name of the IAAF World Road Running Championships would revert to its original title of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships.[2][3]

Detailed reports on the event and an appraisal of the results were given both for the men's race[4][5] and for the women's race.[6][7]

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Men   Zersenay Tadesse (ERI) 59:56   Patrick Makau Musyoki (KEN) 1:01:54   Ahmed Hassan Abdullah (QAT) 1:01:57
Women   Lornah Kiplagat (NED) 1:08:37   Aselefech Mergia (ETH) 1:09:57   Pamela Chepchumba (KEN) 1:10:01
Team
Team Men   Kenya 3:07:24   Eritrea 3:09:40   Qatar 3:10:52
Team Women   Ethiopia 3:30:59   Kenya 3:31:24   Japan 3:40:58

Race resultsEdit

Complete results were published[8] for the men's race,[9][10] for the women's race,[11][12] for men's team,[13][14] and for women's team.[15][16]

Men'sEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
  Zersenay Tadesse   Eritrea 59:56 CR
  Patrick Makau Musyoki   Kenya 1:01:54
  Ahmed Hassan Abdullah   Qatar 1:01:57 SB
4 Stephen Kipkoech Kibiwott   Kenya 1:01:58
5 Yusei Nakao   Japan 1:02:05
6 Dieudonné Disi   Rwanda 1:03:03
7 Abebe Dinkessa   Ethiopia 1:03:04
8 Marilson dos Santos   Brazil 1:03:14
9 Joseph Maregu   Kenya 1:03:32
10 Essa Ismail Rashed   Qatar 1:03:57 PB
11 Sylvain Rukundo   Rwanda 1:04:02 SB
12 Michael Tesfay   Eritrea 1:04:04 SB
13 Eshetu Wondemu   Ethiopia 1:04:11
14 Raji Assefa   Ethiopia 1:04:32
15 Ignacio Cáceres   Spain 1:04:39
16 Michael Shelley   Australia 1:04:44
17 Pedro Mora   Venezuela 1:04:45 SB
18 Dereje Tesfaye   Ethiopia 1:04:57
19 Ali Dawoud Sedam   Qatar 1:04:58 SB
20 Giomar da Silva   Brazil 1:05:07 SB
21 Jason Lehmkuhle   United States 1:05:17
22 Tshamano Setone   South Africa 1:05:20
23 Anatoliy Rybakov   Russia 1:05:38
24 James Theuri   France 1:05:38
25 Mogos Ahferom   Eritrea 1:05:40 PB
26 Iván Galán   Spain 1:05:42
27 João de Lima   Brazil 1:05:46
28 Franck de Almeida   Brazil 1:05:52 SB
29 Yemane Teame   Eritrea 1:05:56 PB
30 Yevgeniy Rybakov   Russia 1:05:59
31 Andrew Smith   Canada 1:06:10
32 Yukihiro Kitaoka   Japan 1:06:26
33 Mikhail Lemaev   Russia 1:06:35
34 Javier Díaz   Spain 1:06:37
35 Rod Koborsi   United States 1:06:46
36 Sultan Khamis Zaman   Qatar 1:06:50 SB
37 Kazuo Ietani   Japan 1:06:57
38 Keenetse Moswasi   Botswana 1:07:08 SB
39 Jeffrey Gwebu   South Africa 1:07:08
40 Felix Kibore   Qatar 1:07:10 PB
41 Kaelo Mosalagae   Botswana 1:07:12 SB
42 Jorge Cabrera   Paraguay 1:07:26 SB
43 Dmitriy Semyonov   Russia 1:07:40
44 Fabrice Jaouen   France 1:07:41
45 Gervais Hakizimana   Rwanda 1:07:57
46 Cristinel Irimia   Romania 1:08:11
47 Jesper Faurschou   Denmark 1:08:14
48 Artur Kozłowski   Poland 1:08:24
49 Tetsuo Nishimura   Japan 1:08:34
50 Vladimir Guerra   Ecuador 1:08:36
51 Ivanildo dos Anjos   Brazil 1:08:38
52 Moorosi Soke   South Africa 1:08:41
53 Steve Sundell   United States 1:08:47
54 Lameck Mosoti   Kenya 1:08:49
55 Ulises Sanguinetti   Argentina 1:09:08
56 Rolando Pillco   Bolivia 1:09:51 PB
57 Stéphane Joly    Switzerland 1:09:56 PB
58 Cleveland Forde   Guyana 1:10:20 PB
59 Kabo Gabaseme   Botswana 1:10:33 SB
60 Miguel Ángel Almachi   Ecuador 1:10:34 PB
61 Didimo Sánchez   Venezuela 1:10:36
62 Julien Moreau   France 1:10:40
63 Siphesihle Mdluli   Swaziland 1:10:47 SB
64 Ernesto Zamora   Uruguay 1:11:01 SB
65 Vasyl Matviychuk   Ukraine 1:11:12
66 Oswaldo Belandria   Venezuela 1:11:23
67 Stephen Mokoka   South Africa 1:11:45
68 Wilson Videla   Argentina 1:11:53
69 Mark Tucker   Australia 1:12:04 SB
70 Julio César Pérez   Mexico 1:12:42 SB
71 Richard Jones   Trinidad and Tobago 1:13:01 SB
72 Paulo Buenaño   Ecuador 1:13:02
73 Patrick Gildea   United States 1:14:06
74 Gustavo Comba   Argentina 1:14:35
75 Thibaud Naël   France 1:14:50
76 Fernando Blanco   Panama 1:14:50
77 Wang Enjun   China 1:15:19 PB
78 Gustavo López   Paraguay 1:15:33 PB
79 Alejandro Cuahtepizi   Mexico 1:16:53 SB
80 Bernardo Jiménez   Dominican Republic 1:17:39
81 Guido Benedetti   Argentina 1:17:44
82 Delvis Sánchez   Venezuela 1:18:02
83 Masato Kihara   Japan 1:20:05
84 Ryan Kirkpatrick   United States 1:20:50
85 Chan Chan Kit   Macau 1:25:14
86 Dario Nuñez   Argentina 1:28:24
Deriba Merga   Ethiopia DNF
Mekubo Mogusu   Kenya DNF
Tim Rogers   Norfolk Island DNF
Lindihaya Mthangayi   South Africa DNF
Samson Kiflemariam   Eritrea DNS
Jussi Utriainen   Finland DNS

Women'sEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
  Lornah Kiplagat   Netherlands 1:08:37 SB
  Aselefech Mergia   Ethiopia 1:09:57 PB
  Pamela Chepchumba   Kenya 1:10:01
4 Genet Getaneh   Ethiopia 1:10:03 PB
5 Peninah Arusei   Kenya 1:10:12
6 Abebu Gelan   Ethiopia 1:10:59 PB
7 Julia Mombi Muraga   Kenya 1:11:11
8 Atsede Habtamu   Ethiopia 1:11:13
9 Luminița Talpoș   Romania 1:11:16 SB
10 Yukiko Akaba   Japan 1:11:39
11 Meseret Mengistu   Ethiopia 1:12:03 PB
12 Furtuna Zegergish   Eritrea 1:12:16 SB
13 Dulce Félix   Portugal 1:12:56
14 Pauline Ngigi   Kenya 1:12:58
15 Yesenia Centeno   Spain 1:13:01
16 Azucena Díaz   Spain 1:13:30
17 Maria Baldaia   Brazil 1:13:42 SB
18 Olesya Syreva   Russia 1:14:08
19 Miki Ohira   Japan 1:14:27
20 Lyudmila Biktasheva   Russia 1:14:33
21 Melissa White   United States 1:14:37
22 Yuko Machida   Japan 1:14:52
23 Ikuyo Yamashita   Japan 1:15:05
24 Dorothy McMaham   United States 1:15:14
25 Kristen Nicolini   United States 1:15:15
26 Angeline Nyiransabimana   Rwanda 1:15:23 SB
27 Stephanie Herbst   United States 1:15:25 PB
28 Maria Sig Møller   Denmark 1:15:30
29 Rosa Godoy   Argentina 1:15:31 PB
30 Jill Steffens   United States 1:16:02 PB
31 Christine Bardelle   France 1:16:17
32 Dorota Gruca-Giezek   Poland 1:16:46
33 María Díaz   Puerto Rico 1:16:52 NR
34 Marizete dos Santos   Brazil 1:17:04 SB
35 Maria Isabel Montilla   Venezuela 1:17:19
36 Yolanda Fernández   Colombia 1:17:27
37 Sharon Tavengwa   Zimbabwe 1:18:30
38 Yamna Oubouhou   France 1:18:39
39 Angélica Sánchez   Mexico 1:18:49
40 Wendy Nicholls/Jones   Great Britain 1:18:52
41 Zenaida Maldonado   Puerto Rico 1:19:28 PB
42 Zuleima Amaya   Venezuela 1:20:01
43 Tatyana Khmeleva-Aryasova   Russia 1:20:06
44 Judith Ramírez   Mexico 1:20:18
45 Edielza Guimarães   Brazil 1:20:25
46 Sonia Calizaya   Bolivia 1:20:34 SB
47 Michelle Ross-Cope   Great Britain 1:20:43
48 Oksana Sklyarenko   Ukraine 1:21:11 SB
49 Roxana Preussler   Argentina 1:22:29
50 Estela María Martínez   Argentina 1:22:51
51 Magdalena Luca   Romania 1:23:37
52 Mileydy Jaimes   Venezuela 1:23:38
53 Susana Rebolledo   Chile 1:24:18
54 Jiang Chengcheng   China 1:26:20 SB
55 Paula Todorán   Romania 1:27:51
56 Rosa America Rodríguez   Venezuela 1:28:49
57 Rosângela Faria   Brazil 1:29:11
58 Andreina De La Rosa   Dominican Republic 1:29:30 PB
59 Marisol Redón   Uruguay 1:31:20 SB
60 Chao Fong Leng   Macau 1:38:08 SB
Marizete Rezende   Brazil DNF
Carmen Vallés   Puerto Rico DNF
Alina Ivanova   Russia DNF
Ntombesintu Mfunzi   South Africa DNF
Johanna van Schalkwyk   South Africa DNF

Team resultsEdit

Men'sEdit

Rank Country Team Time
    Kenya Patrick Makau Musyoki
Stephen Kipkoech Kibiwott
Joseph Maregu
3:07:24
    Eritrea Zersenay Tadesse
Michael Tesfay
Mogos Ahferom
3:09:40
    Qatar Ahmed Hassan Abdullah
Essa Ismail Rashed
Ali Dawoud Sedam
3:10:52
4   Ethiopia Abebe Dinkessa
Eshetu Wondemu
Raji Assefa
3:11:47
5   Brazil Marilson dos Santos
Giomar da Silva
João de Lima
3:14:07
6   Rwanda Dieudonné Disi
Sylvain Rukundo
Gervais Hakizimana
3:15:02
7   Japan Yusei Nakao
Yukihiro Kitaoka
Kazuo Ietani
3:15:28
8   Spain Ignacio Cáceres
Iván Galán
Javier Díaz
3:16:58
9   Russia Anatoliy Rybakov
Yevgeniy Rybakov
Mikhail Lemaev
3:18:12
10   United States Jason Lehmkuhle
Rod Koborsi
Steve Sundell
3:20:50
11   South Africa Tshamano Setone
Jeffrey Gwebu
Moorosi Soke
3:21:09
12   France James Theuri
Fabrice Jaouen
Julien Moreau
3:23:59
13   Botswana Keenetse Moswasi
Kaelo Mosalagae
Kabo Gabaseme
3:24:53
14   Venezuela Pedro Mora
Didimo Sánchez
Oswaldo Belandria
3:26:44
15   Ecuador Vladimir Guerra
Miguel Ángel Almachi
Paulo Buenaño
3:32:12
16   Argentina Ulises Sanguinetti
Wilson Videla
Gustavo Comba
3:35:36

Women'sEdit

Rank Country Team Time
    Ethiopia Aselefech Mergia
Genet Getaneh
Abebu Gelan
3:30:59
    Kenya Pamela Chepchumba
Peninah Arusei
Julia Mombi Muraga
3:31:24
    Japan Yukiko Akaba
Miki Ohira
Yuko Machida
3:40:58
4   United States Melissa White
Dorothy McMaham
Kristen Nicolini
3:45:06
5   Russia Olesya Syreva
Lyudmila Biktasheva
Tatyana Khmeleva-Aryasova
3:48:47
6   Brazil Maria Baldaia
Marizete dos Santos
Edielza Guimarães
3:51:11
7   Argentina Rosa Godoy
Roxana Preussler
Estela María Martínez
4:00:51
8   Venezuela Maria Isabel Montilla
Zuleima Amaya
Mileydy Jaimes
4:00:58
  Puerto Rico María Díaz
Zenaida Maldonado
Carmen Vallés
DNF

ParticipationEdit

The participation of 155 athletes (90 men/65 women) from 42 countries is reported.[8] Although announced, athletes from   Finland did not show.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday 12 October 2008 Archived 2012-10-05 at the Wayback Machine, IAAF.org, Retrieved 2008-02-06
  2. ^ "Council Selects Four New Venues for Future Events - IAAF Council Meeting, Day Two". IAAF. 2006-03-29. Archived from the original on 14 August 2007. Retrieved 23 August 2007.
  3. ^ NEWS CENTRE: Rio 2008 – championships renamed. IAAF.org. 2007-11-29
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  8. ^ a b IAAF WORLD HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS - KAVARNA 2012 - FACTS & FIGURES - Incorporating the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships (1992-2005/2008-2010) & the IAAF World Road Running Championships 2006/2007 (PDF), IAAF, retrieved September 1, 2013
  9. ^ IAAF / Caixa World Half Marathon Championships - Rio de Janeiro - Sunday 12 October 2008 - Half Marathon - MEN - RESULTS (PDF), IAAF, October 12, 2008, retrieved September 10, 2013[permanent dead link]
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  13. ^ Official Team Results Half Marathon - M, IAAF, October 12, 2008, archived from the original on 2013-09-10, retrieved September 10, 2013
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