One of the fastest half marathons in the world celebrated its big comeback on April 2, 2022.

For by now, well over 1,000 days had passed since the last time the Prague Half Marathon was held, after the event had to be canceled in 2020 and 2021.

10,000 half marathon runners in Prague

For the big comeback race, RunCzech organizers were in good spirits to achieve a similarly large field of participants as in 2019. Because back then, more than 10,000 runners finished the biggest marathon race in the Czech Republic.

One of the fastest half marathons in the world

This Saturday, the starting gun was fired at 10:00 am for the half marathon race, which has even been the scene of world records in the past. Just remember back to 2017, where Jocyiline Jepkosgei set a women's world record of 64:52 minutes. While the world record has since been significantly lowered, Jepkosgei's time remains the course record in Prague. In the men's race, Atsedu Tsegay ran a sub-59 minute time of 58:47 ten years ago. It was one of the best half marathon performances in the world at the time.

The defending champions

In the last edition on April 6, 2019, Kenyan Benard Kimeli won. His 59:07 minutes was only slightly slower than Tsegay's course record. The 2019 women's winner, Caroline Chepkoech Kipkirui also achieved an outstanding time of 1:05:44.

Similar stellar times should be seen at the 2022 Prague Half Marathon. After all, some outstanding top runners from abroad were signed up.

Ninefold victory for Kenya

However, the cool temperatures and too strong wind ruined chances for records. Kenya's dominance in Prague was impressive. In the men's race, Keneth Kiprop Renju led a nine-way victory for Kenya after 59:28 minutes. The top 4 all stayed under an hour. Defending champion Benard Kimeli, however, narrowly missed the podium in fourth. The best non-African was Austrian Andreas Vojta in 13th place with 1:03:18 hours.

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In the women's race, too, only athletes from Kenya were represented on the podium. After 1:06:57 hours Nesphine Jepleting was the only runner under 67 minutes.


Results Prague Half Marathon 2022 ➤ Women

RankNameNationTime
1 Nesphine Jepleting KEN 01:06:57
2 Irine Chepet Cheptai KEN 01:07:16
3 Brenda Jepleting KEN 01:08:39
4 Ftaw Zeray Bezabh ETH 01:08:53
5 Sofiia Yaremchuk ITA 01:09:09
6 Fantu Shugi Gelasa ETH 01:10:20
7 Nelly Jepchumba KEN 01:10:35
8 Cynthia Nolari KEN 01:10:46
9 Sheila Jebiwot KEN 01:12:10
10 Maria Kerres DEU 01:13:39
11 Hana Homolková CZE 01:20:31
12 Kathrine Hoejgaard Hansen DNK 01:20:53
13 Petra Kamínková CZE 01:21:23
14 Emily Greve Somerset DNK 01:21:51
15 Malene Meyer DNK 01:21:58
16 Zuzana Rusínová CZE 01:24:05
17 Hanka Hálová CZE 01:24:13
18 Dominika Týlová CZE 01:24:55
19 Tereza Kubíčková CZE 01:25:00
20 Johanka Šafránková CZE 01:26:05
21 Jana Lenčová CZE 01:26:14
22 Lenka Kůsová CZE 01:26:54
23 Natálie Vašíčková CZE 01:26:56
24 Jana Pilařová CZE 01:27:15
25 Petra Vavrikova CZE 01:27:58
26 Michaela Luňáčková CZE 01:27:59
27 Maria Ringstad NOR 01:28:29
28 Veronika Králová CZE 01:28:38
29 Ladislava Horáková CZE 01:28:41
30 Anna Hill CZE 01:28:42
31 Olga Krčálová CZE 01:28:45
32 Caroline Mayers GBR 01:28:47
33 Veronika Kalinina RUS 01:28:51
34 Nikola Kratochvílová CZE 01:28:53
35 Mathilde Have DNK 01:29:38
36 Irene Palazzi ITA 01:29:52
37 Daniela Treglerová CZE 01:29:56
38 Morven Macallister GBR 01:30:01
39 Veronika Kubičková CZE 01:30:18
40 Kateřina Vrbová CZE 01:30:25
41 Марина Колючок UKR 01:30:35
42 Míša Eliášová CZE 01:31:07
43 Lucie Cigánková CZE 01:31:22
44 Olha Havlytska UKR 01:31:23
45 Adéla Blahovcová CZE 01:31:58
46 Heidi Hetterscheidt USA 01:32:12
47 Nikola Baumová CZE 01:32:17
48 Sandra Jaekel DEU 01:32:29
49 Markéta Tvrdá CZE 01:32:58
50 Vendula Špáňová CZE 01:33:01
51 Belen Alemany ESP 01:33:05
52 Leena Mäkäräinen FIN 01:33:15
53 Michala Mizerová CZE 01:33:18
54 Jana Nemcova CZE 01:33:23
55 Tereza Hlaváčová CZE 01:33:24
56 Anna Lottmann CZE 01:33:31
57 Manon Gravellier FRA 01:33:35
58 Taťána Straková CZE 01:33:35
59 Katerina Kadlečková CZE 01:33:45
60 Kateřina Králová CZE 01:33:56

Results Prague Half Marathon 2022 ➤ Men

RankNameNationTime
1 Keneth Kiprop Renju KEN 00:59:28
2 Philemon Kiplimo Kimaiyo KEN 00:59:33
3 Mathew Kipkorir Kimeli KEN 00:59:46
4 Benard Kimeli KEN 00:59:59
5 Weldon Kipkirui Langat KEN 01:00:57
6 Josphat Kiptoo Chumo KEN 01:01:04
7 Kennedy Kimutai KEN 01:01:10
8 Alfred Chelal Barkach KEN 01:01:10
9 Wisley Kibichii KEN 01:01:41
10 Mogos Tuemay Abrha ETH 01:01:51
11 Kelvin Kibiwott KEN 01:01:58
12 Meshack Kiptoo Lelgut KEN 01:02:28
13 Andreas Vojta AUT 01:03:18
14 Khalid Choukoud NLD 01:04:23
15 Thomas Gregory George Toth CAN 01:04:32
16 Jiří Homoláč CZE 01:04:36
17 Marco Moletto ITA 01:05:14
18 Mario Bauernfeind AUT 01:05:36
19 Karel Hussar EST 01:05:47
20 Maximilian Zeus DEU 01:06:10
21 Dominic Bersee NLD 01:06:59
22 Jakub Zemaník CZE 01:07:01
23 Tomáš Křivohlávek CZE 01:07:11
24 Ondřej Fejfar CZE 01:08:54
25 Martin Mistelbauer AUT 01:09:00
26 Andrea Rostan ITA 01:09:03
27 Michal Stanovský CZE 01:10:14
28 Daniel Vejmelka CZE 01:10:29
29 Simon Gonzalez Rio ESP 01:10:54
30 Pavel Tvrdík CZE 01:11:29
31 Tomas Mika CZE 01:11:47
32 Brian Okelly IRL 01:11:50
33 Pavel Wohl CZE 01:11:52
34 Ladislav Šinka CZE 01:12:11
35 Righetti Stéphane FRA 01:12:13
36 Robert Heczko CZE 01:12:31
37 Patrik Vebr CZE 01:12:50
38 Michal Procházka CZE 01:12:51
39 Jakub Exner CZE 01:13:00
40 Jaromír Hradecký CZE 01:13:00
41 Maris Abele LVA 01:13:37
42 Vojtěch Bližňák CZE 01:13:40
43 David Vaněk CZE 01:14:03
44 Lukáš Nevařil CZE 01:14:07
45 Ondřej Zadrobílek CZE 01:14:07
46 Karel Splítek CZE 01:14:20
47 Michal Burian CZE 01:14:24
48 Tomi Immonen FIN 01:14:30
49 Jakub Stejskal CZE 01:14:31
50 Jan Pernica CZE 01:14:55
51 Michal Jarolím CZE 01:15:17
52 Vojtěch Palír CZE 01:15:29
53 Václav Slípka CZE 01:15:39
54 Erlend Berger NOR 01:16:19
55 Ján Dömény SVK 01:16:25
56 Juan Antonio López Guijarro ESP 01:16:25
57 Robert Pontus POL 01:16:38
58 Adam Korecký CZE 01:16:41
59 Arthur Bertholomé BEL 01:16:45
60 Tomáš Pivrnec CZE 01:16:47

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