• Peres Jepchirchir Sets new women's half marathon World record in Prague
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
|3||Dorcas Jepchumba KIMELI||1:07:14||KEN|
|7||Lilian Jepkorir CHEBII||1:11:02||KEN|
In the men's race, Kibiwott Kandie of Kenya prevailed with the fifth-fastest time in the history of 58:38.
Top results men
|2||Philemon Kiplimo KIMAIYO||0:59:56||KEN|
|4||Amos Kurgat KIBIWOT||1:00:20||KEN|
|6||Timothy Kibet KOSGEI||1:00:47||KEN|
|9||Bravin Kipkogei KIPTOO||1:01:23||KEN|
|10||Alfred Chelal BARKACH||1:01:32||KEN|