THE course record for the SPAR sponsored Omagh Half Marathon could be under serious threat when thousands of runners again take to the streets for the 27th running of the popular event this weekend.
Stephen Scullion’s record set in 2013 stands at 1:04:46 and last year’s winner Gideon Kimosop, of Project Africa, missed out by a mere 29 seconds.
Kimosop, who heads another impressive line-up this weekend, is showing the kind of form to suggest that Scullion’s best is again under threat.
Last Saturday the Kenyan athlete smashed the course record at Larne, galloping home a massive six minutes ahead of the second placed finisher.
Should conditions allow then all eyes will be on the clock as Kimosop and a number of other leading contenders compete to break the tape.
The highest seeded female competitor is Cathy McCourt, who crossed the line in 1:20:12 to finish runner-up behind Selinna Kangogo, Project Africa in 2015.
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