Road running world championships 2007

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The 2nd Road Running World Championships (officially: 2nd IAAF World Running Championships Udine 2007 ) were held on October 14, 2007 in the Italian city ​​of Udine over the half marathon distance (21.0975 km). The men's race started at 10:30 a.m. and the women's race at 12:00 p.m.

The route consisted of a small straight in the start area and a circular course to be traversed three times in the center of Udine, with a difference of 8 meters between the lowest and the highest point. The start and finish were in Piazza Primo Maggio.

In addition to the individual ratings, there were team ratings that included all countries from which at least three runners had reached the finish. For the evaluation, the three best times of the athletes in the respective country were added up.

Both Eritrean Zersenay Tadese and Dutch Lornah Kiplagat defended their titles at the 2006 World Road Running Championships . Kiplagat not only set a world record in the half marathon with 1:06:25, she also improved her own world record from the previous year over this distance with her 20 km split time of 1:02:57.



Individual evaluation

space athlete country Time (h)
1 Zersenay Tadese EritreaEritrea ERI 058:59 (PB)
2 Patrick Makau Musyoki KenyaKenya KEN 059:02
3 Evans Kiprop Cheruiyot KenyaKenya KEN 059:05 (PB)
4th Deriba Merga Ethiopia 1996Ethiopia ETH 059:16 (PB)
5 Yonas Kifle EritreaEritrea ERI 059:30 (PB)
6th Dieudonné Disi RwandaRwanda RWA 059:32 (NR)
7th Marílson dos Santos BrazilBrazil BRA 059:33 (AR)
8th Dickson Marwa TanzaniaTanzania TAN 1:00:24 (PB)

Of the 85 registered athletes, 82 started and 79 finished the race. Atsushi Satō from Japan (9th place) set an Asian record with 1:00:25. In addition, national records were set by Cuthbert Nyasango from Zimbabwe (10th place, 1:00:26), Ali Dawoud Sedam from Qatar (14th place, 1:00:39), and Nicholas Kiprono from Uganda (17th place, 1:00:57 ) and Günther Weidlinger from Austria (23rd place, 1:01:42).

Further placements from participants from German-speaking countries:

Team evaluation

space Country and athletes Time (h)
1 KenyaKenya Kenya
Patrick Makau Musyoki (2nd)
Evans Kiprop Cheruiyot (3rd)
Robert Kipkorir Kipchumba (15th)
0 59:02
2 EritreaEritrea Eritrea
Zersenay Tadese (1st)
Yonas Kifle (5th)
Michael Tesfay (13th)
0 58:59
3 Ethiopia 1996Ethiopia Ethiopia
Deriba Merga (4th)
Raji Assefa (12th)
Tariku Jufar (18th)
0 59:16

A total of 17 teams were rated. The Austrian team (Günther Weidlinger, Martin Pröll and Markus Hohenwarter) took twelfth place with a total time of 3:10:59.


Individual evaluation

space Athlete country Time (h)
1 Lornah Kiplagat NetherlandsNetherlands NED 1:06:25 (WR)
2 Mary Jepkosgei Keitany KenyaKenya KEN 1:06:48 (NR)
3 Pamela Chepchumba KenyaKenya KEN 1:08:06 (PB)
4th Bezunesh Bekele Ethiopia 1996Ethiopia ETH 1:08:07 (NR)
5 Atsede Habtamu Ethiopia 1996Ethiopia ETH 1:08:29
6th Everline Kemunto Kimwei KenyaKenya KEN 1:08:39 (PB)
7th Chisato Osaki JapanJapan JPN 1:08:56 (PB)
8th Luminița Talpoș RomaniaRomania ROU 1:09:01 (PB)

From 67 registered athletes, 66 started and 56 reached the finish. National records were set by Furtuna Zegergish from Eritrea (21st place, 1:11:03), Angeline Nyiransabimana from Rwanda (31st place, 1:12:44), Lucia Kimani from Bosnia and Herzegovina (36th place, 1:12:55 ) and Shermin Lasaldo from Trinidad and Tobago (54th place, 1:25:37).

Team evaluation

space Country and athletes Time (h)
1 KenyaKenya Kenya
Mary Jepkosgei Keitany (2nd)
Pamela Chepchumba (3rd)
Everline Kemunto Kimwei (6th)
2 Ethiopia 1996Ethiopia Ethiopia
Bezunesh Bekele (4th)
Atsede Habtamu (5th)
Atsede Baysa (11th)
3 JapanJapan Japan
Chisato Osaki (7th)
Akane Taira (12th)
Yoshimi Ozaki (13th)

A total of eight teams were rated.


  • WR = world record
  • AR = continent record (area record)
  • NR = national record
  • PB = personal best

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