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04 April 2017, 9am

Jepkosgei’s 1:04:52 time beats Peres Jepchirchir’s two-month-old record by 14 seconds

New world record in women’s half marathon

Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon
Sat 1 April 2017

Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei broke four world records (subject to ratification) in the Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon – just her fifth half marathon to date _writes John Mulkeen._

She reached 5km in 14:53 and 10km in 30:04 with defending champion Violah Jepchumba alongside her, besting Paula Radcliffe’s 30:21 from 2003. Thereafter a gap grew as Jepchumba trailed by 3 seconds at 15km (45:37/45:40) as Jepkosgei surpassed Florence Kiplagat’s 2015 record of 46:14. She passed through 20km in yet another world record of 1:01:25 and broke Peres Jepchichir’s recently established Half Marathon record in Ras Al Khaimah by 14 seconds. Her previous best was 1:06:08 from that same race – in which Jepchirchir recorded 1:05:06.


Half marathon
1 Tamirat TOLA ETH 59:36
2 Josphat TANUI KEN 1:00:38
3 Geoffrey YEGON KEN 1:00:41
4 Barselius KIPYEGO KEN 1:00:47
5 Geoffrey KOECH KEN 1:01:00
1 Joyciline JEPKOSGEI KEN 1:04:52
2 Violah JEPCHUMBA KEN 1:05:22
3 Fancy CHEMUTAI KEN 1:06:58
4 Valary AIYABEI KEN 1:07:50
5 Gladys CHESIRE KEN 1:07:51


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