Bahrain's Kalkidan Gezahegne breaks women's 10km World record with 29:38

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Bahrain's Kalkidan Gezahegne won the Giants Geneva 10km road race in 29 minutes 38 seconds and broke the World record on Sunday.

The Ethiopian-born Gezahegne, shaved five seconds from the previous mark of 29:43 set by Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei back in 2017.

 The 30-year-old Gezahegne won 10,000m silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics behind Sifan Hassan.

Agnes Tirop of Kenya, who just two weeks ago set a new record for women-only 10km race with a time of 30.01, took second place in 30:20 with her compatriot Celliphine Chespol in third in 30:28.

In the men's race Kenya's half marathon world record holder Kibiwott Kandie claimed the victory in 26:51. Felix Kipkoech took second in 26:57 while Boniface Kibiwott was third with 27:13.

See the complete race results here.

Top Results women

RankNameNationGross Time
1Gezahegne, KalkidanBRN29:38 WR
2Tirop, AgnesKEN30:20
3Chespol, CelliphineKEN30:28
4Seyaum, DawitETH31:25
5Bekele, HelenETH31:44
6Nadolska, KarolinaPOL32:40
7Lauwaert, NinaNED33:58
8Hodgkinson, DanielleGBR35:21
9Kiprop, Joan JepkorirKEN38:57
10Thomas, RebekahSUI39:21

Top Results men

1Kandie, KibiwottKEN26:51
2Kipkoech, FelixKEN26:57
3Kibiwott, BonifaceKEN27:13
4Riva, PietroITA28:06
5Amdouni, MohradFRA28:32
6Leguen, MorganSUI28:33
7Chiappinelli, YohanesITA28:47
8Frere, MedhiFRA28:49
9Vercauteren, SanderBEL28:50
10Dely, ArnaudBEL28:57

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