NZ bros first sub-60 twins as Jake Robertson wins Lisbon half marathon

The Robertson brothers, Zane and Jake, have both run half marathons in an hour or less.
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The Robertson brothers, Zane and Jake, have both run half marathons in an hour or less.

Kiwi runner Jake Robertson has become the second New Zealander to run a half marathon in an hour or less, following in twin brother Zane's footsteps.

Jake ran 60-minutes flat in a half marathon in Lisbon, Portugal, at the weekend. This came two years after brother Zane completed a half-marathon, in Japan in 2015, in 59mins 47secs.

While Jake Robertson won on debut at the event, he said after the race he expected to come away with the victory.

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"Training was very good so I knew I was capable of 59 (minutes)," Robertson said. 

"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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