In Istanbul, Kenya’s world marathon champion sliced nearly half a minute off the earlier finest mark.
Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich has smashed the women’s half-marathon world record 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 record in Istanbul!
Ruth Chepngetich smashes the world half marathon record in 1:04:02. pic.twitter.com/qQ7HC0LZM1
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Winning the race for a 3rd time after 2017 and 2019, she pulled away from Yehualaw within the last levels to seal her place within the record books.
This was the primary time three ladies have completed inside 65 minutes in a single half-marathon.
World record-holder Kibiwott Kandie received the lads’s race in a course record 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.