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Last Updated: Monday, 19 December 2005, 14:57 GMT
New half-marathon mark recognised
Samuel Wanjiru's world half-marathon record has been ratified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

The Kenyan ran 59 minutes and 16 seconds, in a race in Rotterdam on 11 September.

He broke the previous mark of 59:17 set by countryman Paul Tergat in Milan in April 1998.

Also ratified were Japanese runner Mizuki Noguchi's 25km record of 1:22:13 and 30km mark of 1:38:49.




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