IN PHOTOS: 10,000 run Copenhagen Marathon

Nearly 10,000 runners were treated to sunny skies and pleasant temperatures as they ran 42.195 kilometres through the Danish capital during Sunday’s Copenhagen Marathon.

IN PHOTOS: 10,000 run Copenhagen Marathon
Runners cross Nyhavn during the Copenhagen Marathon on Sunday. Photo: Nikolai Linares/Scanpix
The 36th annual Copenhagen Marathon took over the city's streets on Sunday when 9,752 runners pounded the pavement on a course that took them through the inner city and the districts of Nørrebro, Østerbro and Vesterbro. 
The race was won by Moraccan Hassane Ahouchar with a time of 2:15:24, while Kenya’s Nancy Jebet Koech took the women’s title with a time of 2:33:42. Three Danes finished in the top ten, led by Thorkild Sundstrup’s 2:24:41. 
The other winners of the day were of course each of the 9,214 runners who was able to cross the finish line. Click here for photos from the race.  
Photo: Nikolai Linares/Scanpix
Photo: Nikolai Linares/Scanpix

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Copenhagen is home to fastest half marathon in history

Kenyan superstar runner Geoffrey Kamworor smashed the world record for the half marathon in Sunday’s CPH Half event.

Copenhagen is home to fastest half marathon in history
Geoffrey Kamworor crosses the finish line in Copenhagen in a world record time. Photo: CPH Half

The elite athlete powered through the streets of the Danish capital in a breathtaking time of 58:01, beating the previous record by 17 seconds and his own personal best by 53 seconds.

He was 75 seconds clear of the second-placed athlete, Bernard Kipkorir Ngeno.

“It is very emotional for me to set this record. And doing it in Copenhagen, where I won my first world title [in 2014, ed.], adds something to it,” the three-time World Half Marathon Champion said after the race.

In the women’s race, Ethiopian Birhane Dibaba Adugna took a surprise victory with a time of 1:05:57, the second-fastest time ever run on the course.

Over 23,000 people took to the streets of Copenhagen to take on the 21.1-kilometre challenge and the city’s residents came out in force in the early autumn weather to spur them on.

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