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Jepchirchir’s world record ratified

Former world half marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir world record has been ratified by the world Athletics today.

With her target to reclaim her world half marathon in Gdynia 2020 on Saturday, their recent world record-breaking feats have been ratified.

Jepchirchir’s 65:34 women-only world half marathon record and the one-hour world records from Hassan (18,930m) is now official.

Jepchirchir produced her record-breaking run on 5 September 2020 at the Prague 21.1KM, an invitational-only elite half marathon held on a 16.5-lap course in Letna Park in the Czech capital.

Her pace slowed over the waning laps, most covered in just outside four minutes, but she held on to win in 1:05:34, finishing well inside the previous women-only world record of 1:06:11 set by Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gudeta at the 2018 World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia on 24 March 2018.

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