Agnes Tirop and Senbere Teferi break 10km and 5km World records

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Agnes Tirop of Kenya smashed the 10km World record, while Senbere Teferi of Ethiopia broke the world 5km record on Sunday at the Adizero Road To Records event in Herzogenaurach.

Tirop, the World championships 10,000m bronze medallist, clocked 30:01 to shave 28 seconds from the previous women-only 10km road record held by Asmae Leghzaoui of Morrocco from 2002. Kenya's Sheila Chepkirui finished second in 30:17, while her compatriot Nancy Jelagat was third in 30:50.

Teferi, the 2015 world 5000m silver medallist, broke away from the field just after the 1km to win the 5km in 14:29. Teferi broke the 14:44 World record set by Beatrice Chepkoech. Ethiopian yougster Melknat Wudu took second place with 14:54.

In the men's 10km race  Rhonex Kipruto took the victory with the 4th fastest time in history of 26:43. Tadese Worku took second place in a news Ethiopian U20 record of 26:56.

In the men's half marathon, Kenya's Abel Kipchumba claimed the victory with 58:48. His country man Alexander Mutiso Munyaowas second in 59:20.

The women's half marathon winner Brenda Jepleting of Kenya clocked 1:06:52.

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