• Peres Jepchirchir Sets new women's half marathon World record in Prague

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Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir produced a stunning women's only World half marathon record at the Prague 21.1 km - Ready for the Restart - on Saturday, September 5.

Jepchirchir clocked an amazing 1:05:34 smashing Netsanet Gudeta’s previous record of 1:06:11, set at the 2018 World half marathon championships in Valencia.

The athletes ran 16.5 laps on an oval course at of Letna Park in Prague.

"I’m satisfied with the result although I thought I could have run 64:50, but I thank God for what He has given me,” the 26-year-old told reporters after the race.

“It was difficult to run alone. If I could have had (good) pacemakers, I could have run 64.” said Jepchirchir.

Top results women

1Peres JEPCHIRCHIR1:05:34KEN
2Brenda JEPLETING1:07:07KEN
3Dorcas Jepchumba KIMELI1:07:14KEN
4Edith CHELIMO1:07:16KEN
5Sheila CHEPKIRUI1:07:37KEN
6Vibian CHEPKIRUI1:09:09KEN
7Lilian Jepkorir CHEBII1:11:02KEN

In the men's race, Kibiwott Kandie of Kenya prevailed with the fifth-fastest time in the history of 58:38.

Top results men

1Kibiwott KANDIE0:58:38KEN
2Philemon Kiplimo KIMAIYO0:59:56KEN
3Benson KIPRUTO1:00:06KEN
4Amos Kurgat KIBIWOT1:00:20KEN
5Felix KIPKOECH1:00:40KEN
6Timothy Kibet KOSGEI1:00:47KEN
7Benard KIMELI1:01:00KEN
8Abel KIPCHUMBA1:01:02KEN
9Bravin Kipkogei KIPTOO1:01:23KEN
10Alfred Chelal BARKACH1:01:32KEN
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