The half marathon recorded a best time of under 58 seconds by four Africans to finish the race from first to fourth place.
Kenya’s Kibiwott Kandie came first to set a new world record in a time of 57:32, scraping 30 seconds off the previous record of 58:01 set by Geoffrey Kamworor in Copenhagen 2019.
The African trio consisting of Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo, and Kenyan duo of Rhonex Kipruto and Alexander Mutiso all ran under 58 seconds to also break the previous record. Kiplimo came in second place at 57:37, Kipruto ran 57:49 in third place and Mutisi took the fourth place with a time of 57:59.
Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba won at a time of 1:05:18, Sheila Chepkirui came second in a time of 1:05:39 and Senbere Teferi ran 1:05:51 in third place.
The Valencia Half Marathon is a road type of event with a half marathon distance which takes place in the city of Valencia, Spain.
The race was initially cancelled in July due to CoronaVirus Pandemic but it was announced in September that it would hold an Elite Edition on December 6.