Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir breaks own half marathon world record

The 27-year-old Kenyan beat her earlier best possible via 18 seconds, set in Prague on September five, narrowly edging out Germany’s Melat Kejeta via simply two seconds. Yalemzerf Yehualaw of Ethiopia used to be only a additional 2nd again to take bronze in a very shut race.

It used to be Jepchirchir’s 2nd half of marathon international name, having up to now claimed gold in 2016.

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Within the males’s race, 19-year-old Jacob Kiplimo disillusioned the sphere to take gold in a championship report time of 58 mins and 49 seconds. The Ugandan edged out Kibiwott Kandie of Kenya and Ethiopia’s Amedework Walelegn, who completed 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Observe megastar Joshua Cheptegei, who closing week smashed the 10,000-meter international report, used to be making his half-marathon debut and completed fourth in 59 mins and 21 seconds. He additionally holds the five,000-meter international report.

The championships had at the beginning been scheduled to happen in March however had been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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