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Kiwi Twins Both Knock Over Half Marathon in Less Than an Hour

The Robertsons have lived in Kenya for the last decade, and are now the first twins to knock over 21km in an hour or less.
March 19, 2017, 7:31pm
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Kiwis Jake and Zane Robertson have become the first twins to both run a half marathon in an hour or less.

Jake joined his brother over the weekend, by completing a half marathon in Lisbon, Portugal in exactly 60 minutes. Zane finished one in Japan in 2015 in 59 minutes and 47 seconds.

A trailer for Viceland documentary on Jake and Zane Robertson. Source: Youtube.

"Training was very good so I knew I was capable of 59 (minutes)," Robertson told media. "I knew if they softened with the pace I was capable of a win. I was aiming for the win here.

"I thought it would be good enough to get the (New Zealand) record. It wasn't but I'm so grateful for the win."

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The Robertson twins featured in a Viceland documentary last June, which focused on their move to Kenya to train with the world's best long distance runners. The pair have lived there for a decade.