Best Half Marathons In Kenya

What is a Half Marathon?

A half marathon is a road running event of 21.0975 kilometers —half the distance of a marathon. It is common for a half marathon event to be held concurrently with a marathon or a 5K race, using almost the same course with a late start, an early finish or shortcuts.

Best Half Marathons In Kenya

Are there marathons in Kenya?

Kenya is known for its breathtaking landscapes, rich culture, incredible wildlife, and world-renowned marathon events.

How fast to start half marathon?

Race start

A proper race pace instructs runners to keep a consistent and steady pace. Aim between 10 and 15 seconds slower than your average goal pace.

So if you’d like to run a half marathon in 2 hours (9 minutes and 10 seconds per mile), start your first mile with 9 minutes and 20 seconds per mile.

Why are Kenyans so fast at marathons?

Several factors have been proposed to explain the extraordinary success of the Kenyan and Ethiopian distance runners, including (1) genetic predisposition, (2) development of high maximal oxygen uptake as a result of extensive walking and running at an early age, (3) relatively high hemoglobin and hematocrit,

How many km is a half marathon?


How it works. A road race of 13.1094 miles or 21.0975km is exactly half the distance of a full marathon. The half marathon has become a hugely popular distance, with many thousands of events taking place globally every year. The finishing order is determined on time.

How to run a half-marathon in 3 hours?

Example: If you want to finish a half marathon under 3 hours you’ll see that a 13:40 pace is the goal. Or if you find that you are doing long runs at an easy 8:20 per mile pace, you’ll likely be aiming closer to 7:20 for the race pace.