Peres Jepchirchir breaks girls’s half-marathon world document
Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir has damaged her personal world document for a women-only half marathon.
The 27-year-old ran one hour 5 minutes 16 seconds on the World Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland.
Germany’s Melat Yisak Kejeta was second in 1:05:18 with Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw in third with 1:05:19.
Within the males’s race, Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo claimed victory in a championship document time of 58:49.
Within the girls’s race, the highest three all ran below Jepchirchir’s earlier would document of 1:05:34.
The main group went by way of 10km in 30:47, whereas the possibilities of Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh and Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei suffered once they fell on the third lap as they went on to complete fifth and sixth respectively.