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Tamsett in top 20 at World Half Marathon Championships

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.