Beatrice Cheserek beats the pack with a time of 01:08:22 in the recent women's distance race at the Tallinn Half Marathon
Beatrice Cheserek beats the pack with a time of 01:08:22 in the recent women's distance race at the Tallinn Half Marathon

TALLINN, Estonia (Sep 9): At the World Athletics Elite Label event, the Tallinn Half Marathon, Kenyan long-distance runner Beatrice Cheserek clinched first place with an impressive time of one hour, eight minutes and 22 seconds. She was closely followed by fellow countrywomen Janet Ruguru, who finished in 01:08:30, and Lydia Korir, who set a personal best with a time of 01:08:49.

Among the Estonian athletes, Jekaterina Patjuk stood out, completing the race in seventh position with a time of 77:11.

Tallinn Half Marathon Men’s Race Sees Breakthrough Victory by Newcomer

In the men’s category, Uganda’s Alli Chebures secured the top spot, clocking in at 61:35. He outpaced Kenyans Elvis Tabarach and Erick Leon Ndiema, who finished with times of 61:45 and 61:50, respectively. Joris Keppens from Belgium led the European runners, coming in seventh with a time of 66:07.

Additionally, Tiidrek Nurme and Laura Maasik took home the titles in the 10-kilometer RIMI Autumn Run, finishing with times of 29:31 and 34:46, respectively.

Tallinn Half Marathon Men’s Top 30 Finishers

1Ali CheburesUGA01:01:35
2Elvis Chevor TabarachKEN01:01:45
3Eric Leon NdiemaKEN01:01:50
4Solomon KoechKEN01:02:02
5Collins Kipkirui KipkorirKEN01:02:04
6Sentayw Aweke LewogETH01:02:47
7Joris KeppensBEL01:06:07
8Janis ViskersLAT01:08:07
9Arttu VattulainenFIN01:09:33
10Otto LaitinenFIN01:09:52
11Vilho LoukkalahtiFIN01:10:14
12Bert TippiEST01:10:39
13Ülari KaisEST01:11:19
14Morten SaethaEST01:11:23
15Mark AbnerEST01:11:55
16Ossi PeltoniemiFIN01:12:47
17Alfreds ApinisLAT01:13:37
18Franko ReinholdEST01:14:23
19Anton SavitšEST01:14:50
20Rinel PiusEST01:15:25
21Kaspar VaherEST01:15:38
22Jaan LilleorgEST01:15:42
23Ville HyvönenFIN01:16:42
24Rainer LeinusEST01:16:44
25Peep JalakasEST01:17:11
26Jürgen SooEST01:17:33
27Andis GrandansLAT01:17:34
28Kermo TeralEST01:18:34
29Ragnar RaudEST01:19:11
30Kaarel PiipEST01:19:31

Tallinn Half Marathon Women’s Top 30 Finishers

1Beatrice CheserekKEN01:08:22
2Janet Ruguru GichumbuKEN01:08:30
3Lydia Jebichi KorirKEN01:08:49
4Alemaddis Eyayu SisayETH01:11:19
5Addisie MislenewETH01:13:31
6Jekaterina PatjukEST01:17:11
7Liina TšernovEST01:24:56
8Anne-Ly PalmEST01:25:10
9Jana TreierEST01:27:32
10Satu UuttuFIN01:28:01
11Liisa KullEST01:28:34
12Virpi LepasaluEST01:29:07
13Maie KuusikEST01:29:08
14Leena MäkäräinenFIN01:29:41
15Anet AdamsonEST01:29:42
16Iina LohvansuuFIN01:30:14
17Biancamaria BoevITA01:30:16
18Rima StankeviceLTU01:31:15
19Triin GedeEST01:31:35
20Maarit ZavadskisEST01:32:41
21Anneli VillemsonEST01:33:22
22Kerta KõivEST01:33:31
23Moonika KittEST01:33:45
24Annika RooslehtEST01:33:51
25Mirtti VerbitskasEST01:34:09
26Nele EichhornEST01:34:18
27Jessica Bonet BonetESP01:34:37
28Piia DoyleFIN01:34:40
29Kitty KuboEST01:34:50
30Karina TomingEST01:35:18
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