Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba and Jake Robertson of New Zealand took the victories at the EDP Lisbon Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in the Portuguese capital on Sunday (19).
A conservative start put paid early on to any assault on the 1:08:22 course record in the women's race. Portugal's Jessica Augusto, the national cross country champion, took the early lead in her test run in advance of next month's Hamburg Marathon, and was at the head of the pack until the 16th kilometre.
"The favourites really weren't running like usual, to get good performances, so I went to the lead to try and push the pace a little harder," said Augusto, who eventually finished seventh. [...] MORE