×

• Yeshaneh Smashes World Record to win Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon

Article source: Watch Athletics

Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh clocked a new World record at the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) half marathon on Friday.

Yeshaneh broke the tape at 1:04:31 to take 20 seconds off the previous world record held by Joyceline Jepkosgei since 2018. 

“I didn’t imagine this result,” said Yeshaneh, whobroke her persona best time by 1 minute and 15 seconds. “I am a world record holder!”

World marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei of Kenya, who led the first half of the race, finished in second in a new personal bestof 1:04:49.

Rosemary Wanjiru (KEN) clocked 1:05:34 to conclude the podium.

Top Results Women | See more results here

1 Ababel Yeshaneh (ETH) 1:04:31
2 Brigid Kosgei (KEN) 1:04:49
3 Rosemary Wanjiru (KEN) 1:05:34
4 Evaline Chirchir (KEN) 1:06:01
5 Joan Chelimo Melly (KEN) 1:06:16
6 Yalemzerf Yelahun Densa (ETH) 1:06:35
7 Magdalena Shauri (TAN) 1:06:37
8 Vivian Jerono Kiplagat (KEN) 1:06:38
9 Degitu Azimeraw (ETH) 1:07:02
10 Fancy Chemutai (KEN) 1:08:02



World Athletics Suspends Olympic Qualification Period Until December 1 07 April 2020
World Athletics Suspends Olympic Qualification Period Until December 1
Track and field governing body, World Athletics, announced on Tuesday the qualification period for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is suspended effective from 6 April 2020...
World Athletics Championships Oregon 2021 Rescheduled for 2022 30 March 2020
World Athletics Championships Oregon 2021 Rescheduled for 2022
  The World Athletics announced on Monday it will postpone Oregon 2021 World Championships for one year. The World Athletics said it is working with the Oregon...
International Olympic Committee Announces new Dates for Tokyo Olympics 30 March 2020
International Olympic Committee Announces new Dates for Tokyo Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Monday new dates for the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympics. The Tokyo Olympics will start July 24,...
2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed Until Next Year 24 March 2020
2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed Until Next Year
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed until next year because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday...
Cuban Athletes Shine at Copa Cuba in Havanna 24 March 2020
Cuban Athletes Shine at Copa Cuba in Havanna
Several World-class results were achieved during the 2020 Copa Cuba that took place last weekend in Havanna. No spectators were allowed to enter the Pan-American Stadium in...
World Cross Country Championships 2021 Course Revield 21 March 2020
World Cross Country Championships 2021 Course Revield
Athletics Australia revield the course for the 2021 World Athletics Cross Country champioships. Bathurst a city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia will host...
Latest Videos
Past Headlines Latest Results Upcoming Events
Watch Athletics
©2020 WATCHATHLETICS.COM. All rights reserved.