Dual City to Surf winner Lara Tamsett has recorded the most impressive performance of her career in finishing 14th at the World Half Marathon Championships in Kavarna, Bulgaria.

Tamsett recorded a time of 72:58 in warm, humid conditions behind Ethiopia’s Meseret Hailu, who crossed the line in 68:55.

The performance betters Tamsett’s previous best international performance of 24th at the World Cross Country Championships in 2009 and bodes well for the 23-year-old Sydneysider’s progression into the marathon in years to come.

In the men’s event, Liam Adams was the highest placed Australian finisher in 23rd in a time of 64:03, with Harry Summers one place behind in 64:18 and Clint Perrett 51st in 67:31.