Kenyan Stanley Siteki, ran 1:03:20 to win the Takanezawa Genki Up Half Marathon in Tochigi, Japan last weekend.
In the race, Siteki broke away from the leading pack with three kilometers to go and maintained a pace that saw him cross the tape some seven seconds in front of his closest rival.
Speaking after the race, Siteki said that his body responded well and that the weather was also favorable for the event.
“I had a good time on the track and the weather too allowed me to compete well,” he told Japanese media.
Siteki, who specializes in road running has a personal best of 8:13.97 in the 3,000m distance set in 2015 in Tokyo.
His personal best in the 5,000m is 13:50.88, a time he registered in Yokohama in 2014, the same year he recorded a 28:31.12 personal best in the 10,000m distance.
The 20-year-old runner is currently a student at the Tokyo Kokusai University, which he joined in 2014.