Jepchirchir reclaims her world half marathon title

World women’s only world record holder Peres Jepchirchir won the world half marathon title ran to today in Gdynia, Poland.

After missing the 2018 edition, Jepchirchir reclaimed her title she last won in 2016.

Jepchirchir’s 65:16 is the world record, winning gold followed by Germany’s Melat Yisak Kejeta who took silver in a women-only European record of 65:18 with Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw taking bronze in 65:19.

This was the first six women are all under 66 – the first time that’s ever happened in any race in history!

Top ten results

  1. Peres Jepchirchir (KEN)- 65:16
  2. Melat Yisaka Kejeta (ETH)- 65:18
  3. Yalemzerf Yehualaw (ETH)- 65:19
  4. Zeineba Yimer (ETH)- 65:39
  5. Ababel Yeshaneh (ETH)- 65:41
  6. Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN)- 65:58
  7. Yasemin Can (TUR)- 66:20
  8. Netsanet Gudeta- 66:46
  9. Brilliant Jepkorir (KEN)- 66:56
  10. Rosemary Wanjiru (KEN)- 67:10
  11. Dorcas Kimeli (KEN)- 67:55
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