In Istanbul, Kenya’s world marathon champion sliced nearly half a minute off the earlier finest mark.
Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich has smashed the ladies’s half-marathon world report in a time of 1 hour, 4 minutes and two seconds.
On Sunday, the marathon world champion sliced nearly half a minute off the earlier finest mark of 1:04:31, set by Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh in February final 12 months.
Chepngetich, 26, was adopted throughout the road in Istanbul by Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw (1:04:40) with Kenya’s Hellen Obiri third (1:04:51) – the quickest debut half-marathon in historical past.
World report in Istanbul!
Ruth Chepngetich smashes the world half marathon report in 1:04:02. pic.twitter.com/qQ7HC0LZM1
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Profitable the race for a 3rd time after 2017 and 2019, she pulled away from Yehualaw within the remaining levels to seal her place within the report books.
This was the primary time three girls have completed inside 65 minutes in a single half-marathon.
World record-holder Kibiwott Kandie gained the lads’s race in a course report of 59 minutes and 35 seconds.
Kandie held off the problem of compatriot Geoffrey Kamworor to say victory by three seconds, with Roncer Kipkorir ending third.