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Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir breaks half marathon world record

Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir broke the women-only half marathon world record in Prague by running 1:05:34.

Kenyan athlete Peres Jepchirchir has broken the broken the record for the women-only half marathon.

This follows her amazing performance in Prague, which saw her run a time of one hour five minutes 34 seconds.

The 26-year-old has now set a new world record in the women’s-only race in the half marathon, over taking the previous record by Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gudeta.

Gudeta’s record, which was set in 2018, was overtaken by Jepchirchir by 37 seconds.

Speaking after the contest, a delighted Jepchirchir said she was even thinking of finishing in a lesser time.

“I was thinking to run maybe 1:04:50, but I’m so happy,” the 2016 world half marathon champion said, as quoted by the BBC.

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