Dooney Books World Half-Marathon Ticket

Kevin Dooney booked a place at this year’s IAAF World Half Marathon championship after posting a personal best in Barcelona.

Dooney posted 64 minutes 57 seconds to finish in 24th place to smash his personal best by over one minute for the distance as Ethiopia’s Mule Wasihun set a new course record of 59:44.

Dooney’s time is inside the qualifying standard for the 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon championship which takes place in Valencia on March 24th.

Dooney finished four places and some 44 seconds ahead of Rio Olympian Paul Pollock.