Biwott Earns Second Rock N Roll Win - FOX 13 News

Biwott Earns Second Rock N Roll Win

Posted: Updated:
Photo Credit: Andrew McClanahan / PhotoRun.net Photo Credit: Andrew McClanahan / PhotoRun.net
Photo Credit: Andrew McClanahan / PhotoRun.net Photo Credit: Andrew McClanahan / PhotoRun.net
Photo Credit: Andrew McClanahan / PhotoRun.net Photo Credit: Andrew McClanahan / PhotoRun.net

Stanley Biwott has done it again. The Kenya-raised track star won the Rock ‘n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon for the second-straight year in 59 minutes and 36 seconds. The 27-year-old, who broke away from countrymen Edwin Kipyego (third, 60:04) and Cybrian Kotut (second, 59:59) just past the 6-mile mark, ran the fastest half marathon on U.S. soil this year on a record-eligible course in the U.S. this year (Bernard Koech ran 58:41 in San Diego this past June) and the second fastest time in this event's 36-year history.

"This victory was very important to me," said Biwott, who improved upon his winning time from last year by 27 seconds. "I knew that I had some speed in preparation for New York [City Marathon]. It was encouraging because I improved my time from last year. I trained very well for this race and I knew I was in good shape."

Organizers report an estimated 22,000 runners from all 50 states and 19 countries participated in the 36th annual event, which started at Eakins Oval and weaved through downtown and past Independence Hall before running along the Schuylkill River and finishing in front of the historic Philadelphia Art Museum.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Suspect Confesses To Murder, Police Search For Bodies In Park

    Suspect Confesses To Murder, Police Search For Bodies In Park

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:22:08 GMT
    Authorities say they are searching allegedly for two dismembered bodies buried in a wooded in Indian Rock Park in Springfield after a murder suspect confessed to killing two people.
    Authorities say they are searching allegedly for two dismembered bodies buried in a wooded in Indian Rock Park in Springfield after a murder suspect confessed to killing two people.
  • Police: Boater Disappearance May Have Been Staged

    Police: Boater Disappearance May Have Been Staged

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:42:31 GMT
    Egg Harbor Township Police believe the disappearance of a boater in July may have been staged.
    Egg Harbor Township Police believe the disappearance of a boater in July may have been staged.
  • Police Search For Missing Camden Man

    Police Search For Missing Camden Man

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-02 00:34:43 GMT
    Police say Jermaine Lundy, 44, was reported missing on Friday. If you have any information, please call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042.Police say Jermaine Lundy, 44, was reported missing on Friday. If you have any information, please call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042.
    The Camden County Police Department is searching for a missing man from North Camden that was reported missing on Friday.
    The Camden County Police Department is searching for a missing man from North Camden that was reported missing on Friday.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices