The LIVE-Results and official rankings from the Lisbon Half Marathon.

The result lists from Lisbon Half Marathon on May 8, 2022. On this page you can also find the rankings from previous years (2021).

The half marathon of world records

Because on November 21, 2021, at the last edition of the Lisbon Half Marathon to date, Jacob Kiplimo conjured up the fastest half marathon time in the world with 57:31 minutes. Also, the previously held course record of Zersenay Tadese (58:23 minutes) was for many years also the half marathon world record. Accordingly, Lisbon is one of the fastest, if not the fastest, half marathon course in the world.

For 2022, a world record bonus of 50,000 euros has been declared by the organizer.

Women's record time unmatched for two decades

While a record time was not run in the men's race until last year, in the women's race, elite runners have narrowly failed several times in recent years to break the course record, which is now more than 20 years old. For Susan Chepkemei ran an impressive 65:44 minutes in Lisbon in 2001. A time that has never been achieved again in the Portuguese capital. Last year's winner, Tsehay Gemechu Beyan, missed the record by just 22 seconds with a time of 66:06 minutes.

More than 10,000 participants in Lisbon

On May 8, 2022, the next attempt was to be made to erase the age-old course record in the women's race and possibly to set a new world record in the men's race. In total, more than 10,000 runners were at the start of the Lisbon Half Marathon 2022.

Marathon world record holder at the start

The women's race was geared towards setting a course record. Among others, the reigning marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei was entered. Kosgei also wanted to attack the "half marathon world record in an all-women's race". To do so, she needed to better the time of 1:05:16 that Peres Jepchirchir ran at the 2020 World Half Marathon Championships.

Other co-favorites to win were defending champion Tsehay Gemechu (Ethiopia) and Berlin Marathon winner Gotytom Gebreselassie.

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In the men's race, a total of eleven athletes with best times under one hour were at the start.

Weather became a spoiler

Too hot temperatures prevented outstanding times this year. However, one runner did make the headlines. The 23-year-old Ethiopian Tsehay Gemechu beat marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei in an exciting race. After 1:06:44 hours, Gemechu finally had a two-second lead over Kosgei. Gemechu thus successfully defended her title.

High-class times were completely absent in the men's race. Not a single athlete achieved a time under the hour mark. Kenyan Kenneth Kiprop Renju ran to victory in 60:13 minutes. For Kiprop it was the second major half marathon victory within five weeks. At the beginning of April, he won the Prague Half Marathon in 59:28 minutes. In addition, he already ran a world-class time in February as third at the RAK half marathon with 58:35 minutes. So his victory came as little surprise.


Results Lisbon Half Marathon 2022

Results Men: Elite

Pos.NameTime
1 Kenneth Kiprop Renju 01:00:13
2 Huseyidin Mohamed Esa 01:01:00
3 Elvis Kipchoge Cheboi 01:01:03
4 Kipkemoi Kiprono 01:01:08
5 Tesfahun Akalnew 01:02:16
6 Jorum Okombo 01:03:21
7 Andrew Kwemoi 01:04:45
8 Rui Pinto 01:04:59
9 Luis Saraiva 01:05:44
10 Solomon Boit 01:05:44
11 Fabio Oliveira 01:05:44
12 Hermano Ferreira 01:07:56
13 Ricardo Barros 01:18:45

Results Women: Elite

Pos.NameTime
1 Tsehay Gemechu Beyan 01:06:44
2 Brigid Jepchirchir Kosgei 01:06:46
3 Gotytom Gebreslase Teklezgi 01:07:11
4 Lonah Chemtai Salpeter 01:08:33
5 Sofiia Yaremchuk 01:10:35
6 Purity Jemutai Komen 01:10:40
7 Mao Uesugi 01:10:58
8 Alemaz Samuel Teshale 01:11:30
9 Susan Chembai Aramisi 01:11:34
10 Catherin Reline Amanang'Ole 01:12:35
11 Fionnuala Mccormack 01:12:36
12 Nana Sato 01:14:03
13 Risper Byaki Gesabwa 01:14:10
14 Solange Jesus 01:14:53
15 Susana Cunha 01:16:53
16 Emeline Delanis 01:16:58
17 Graziele Zarri 01:18:00
18 Rejane Da Silva 01:18:40
19 Diana Sousa 01:22:21
20 Mafalda Oliveira 01:28:22
21 Luciana Viengo 01:32:32

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Results of past years:

Results Lisbon Half Marathon 2021

Results Men: Top 10

RankNameTime
1 Jacob Kiplimo 00:57:31
2 Huseyidin Mohamed Esa 00:59:39
3 Gerba Beyata Dibaba 00:59:39
4 Hillary Kipkoech 00:59:41
5 Ibrahim Hassan Bouh 00:59:41
6 Milkesa Menghesa Tolosa 00:59:48
7 Antenayehu Dagnachew Yisma 00:59:48
8 Edmond Kipngetich 00:59:49
9 Isaac Kipsang Temoi 00:59:52
10 Solomon Berihu Weldeslassie 01:00:00

Results Women: Top 10

RankNameTime
1 Tsehay Gemechu Beyan 01:06:06
2 Daisy Cherotich 01:06:15
3 Joyce Chepkemoi Tele 01:06:19
4 Hiwot Gebrekidan Gebremaryam 01:08:00
5 Vibian Chepkirui 01:08:02
6 Ethlemahu Sintayehu Dessi 01:08:16
7 Yitayish Mekonene Agidew 01:08:18
8 Jess Piasecki 01:09:44
9 Tsige Haileslase Abreha 01:10:31
10 Debash Kelali Desta 01:11:01

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