October 24, 2020

Peres Jepchirchir breaks women’s half-marathon world record

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Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir
Jepchirchir was 18 seconds faster than her previous record set in September

Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir has broken her own world record for a women-only half marathon.

The 27-year-old ran one hour five minutes 16 seconds at the World Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland.

Germany’s Melat Yisak Kejeta was second in a time of 1:05:18 with Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw in third with 1:05:19.

All three ran under the Jepchirchir’s previous would record of 1:05:34.