• Jepchirchir: target sub 2:17 in marathon

September 07, 2020

After reclaiming the world half marathon record, Peres Jepchirchir has now shifted her focus to lowering her marathon personal best.

Jepchirchir, who broke the 21km on Saturday at the RunCzech in Prague, Czech Republic in a 1-6 Kenyan sweep, said she will now works towards dipping under 2:17, more than six minutes off her current 2:23:53 best.

“I have done more in half marathons and my focus will now be on the full marathon. I am not saying that I will be out of half marathons but I want to do something special in a full marathon,” said Jepchirchir.

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