Kibiwott Kandie
Personal information
Born (1996-06-20) 20 June 1996 (age 25)
Sport
CountryKenya
SportAthletics
Event(s)Long-distance running

Kibiwott Kandie (born 20 June 1996)[1] is a Kenyan long-distance runner. In December 2020, he won the Valencia Half Marathon finishing in a new World Record time of 57:32 (awaiting ratification) chopping off the previous world record by almost 30 seconds. He won the silver medal in the men's race at the 2020 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships held in Gdynia, Poland in October 2020.[2]

Career

In 2020, he won the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon held in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.[3] He also won the Prague 21.1 km event at the Prague Half Marathon held in Prague, Czech Republic. This was an invitation-only half marathon for elite runners. This event was held after the Prague Half Marathon was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In December 2020, at the Valencia Half Marathon, Kandie set a new half marathon world record with a time of 57:32, obliterating the previous record set by Geoffrey Kamworor by almost half a minute.[4][5]

On 4 April 2021, he set a course record of 59:32 at the Istanbul Half Marathon in Turkey.[6]

Achievements

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
2019 Saint Silvester Road Race São Paulo, Brazil 1st 15 km 42:59 (CR)
2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates 1st Half marathon 58:58
Prague Half Marathon Prague, Czech Republic 1st Half marathon 58:38
World Championships (HM) Gdynia, Poland 2nd Half marathon 58:54
Valencia Half Marathon Valencia, Spain 1st Half marathon 57:32 (WR)
2021 Istanbul Half Marathon Istanbul, Turkey 1st Half marathon 59:32 (CR)

References

  1. ^ "Kibiwott Kandie". World Athletics. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Men's Half Marathon" (PDF). 2020 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 October 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Yeshaneh breaks half marathon world record in Ras Al Khaimah". World Athletics. 21 February 2020. Archived from the original on 24 February 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Kandie destroza el récord del mundo de Medio Maratón en Valencia". eldesmarque.com. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  5. ^ Houston, Michael (6 December 2020). "Kenya's Kandie smashes half marathon world record in Valencia". InsideTheGames.biz. Archived from the original on 6 December 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  6. ^ "stanbul Yarı Maratonu'nda dünya rekoru!". NTV Spor (in Turkish). 4 April 2021. Retrieved 4 April 2021.