Sunday, January 14, 2018

New Zealand's Jake Robertson wins Houston Half Marathon

Photo by Kristine Kelly
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By Robert H Kelly
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HOUSTON, TEXAS (January 14, 2018) Jake Robertson (shown left) moved into the lead at the 20-kilometer mark and went on to win the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. The New Zealander's winning time of 1:00:01 was the third fastest in history and the faster performance since 2012 when Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa established the record with a 59:22 performance. 

He competed in the 5000 meters at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, where he finished fourteenth in the second heat in a time of 14:09.55 and did not qualify for the final. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow he finished ninth in the 5000 meters and seventh in the 10,000 metersOn September 10, 2017, Robertson was runner up in the 2017 Great North Run in 1:00:12, six seconds behind of Mo Farah.

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