Ethiopians Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemecu have confirmed their participation in the 16th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to defend their titles among the men and women respectively.
It would not be easy, however, with 13 men in the elite field having a personal best of under one hour and seven women clocking under 67 minutes in their careers. The event, to be held on November 29, will see both runners aiming for an unprecedented third consecutive win.
The course record is held by Ethiopian Guye Adola, who clocked 59:06 in 2014 and will be back for the first time since then. His biggest challenge would be from Asian record holder Abraham Cheroben of Bahrain and compatriot and World Championships bronze medalist Amdework Walelegn.
Among the women, Tsehay Gemechu would be looking to…