Peres Jepchirchir Sets New Half Marathon World Record In Prague

Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir has set a new world record for a women-only half marathon.

The 26-year-old ran a time of one hour five minutes 34 seconds in Prague to take 37 seconds off the time set by Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gudeta in 2018.

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Jepchirchir covered the first 10 kilometres of the 16-and-a-half-lap Letna Park course in 30:32.

“I was thinking to run maybe 1:04:50, but I’m so happy,” said the 2016 world half marathon champion.

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Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.


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