• Ababel Yeshaneh wears Nike Vaporfly shoes to smash half-marathon record
February 22, 2020
Ethiopia's Ababel Yeshaneh smashed the women's half-marathon world record by 20 seconds to win the Ras Al Khaimah event in the United Arab Emirates.
Yeshaneh crossed the line in one hour, four minutes and 31 seconds on Friday to eclipse the previous record set by Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei 2017.
Second-placed Brigid Kosgei also broke Jepkosgei's record by two seconds.
"I didn't imagine this result," said Yeshaneh, whose previous best was more than a minute slower.
Both runners wore a version of Nike's Vaporfly shoes, which have featured in several road records in recent years.
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