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Joyciline Jepkosgei targeting New Delhi half marathon title

Fresh from winning Family Bank Half marathon in Eldoret, reigning world half marathon record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei will be chasing for another title at the New Delhi half marathon.

The IAAF Golden Label Road race, which has been dominated by Kenyan athletes will be good for Valencia half marathon champion as she prepares to hit marathon in new year.

The Iten based run will be in action on 21st October as she faces 2017 Chicago marathon winner Tirunesh Dibaba.

Dibaba is a three time Olympic champion and the same scriot will be written since they met first at the Ras al Khaimah (RAK) Hal Marathon when Jepkosgei finished third and the Ethiopian legend was fifth; secondly in May this year at the Manchester 10km in Great Britain when Dibaba  won in 31:08 to 31:57.

Jepkosgei won the 2017 Prague half marathon with a world record of 1:04:52 before brining her record down to 1:04:51 at Valencia half marathon.

The world half marathon silver medalist will be chasing the course record currently held by Mary Keitany at 1:06.54.

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