Joyciline Jepkosgei: Kenyan breaks four world records at Prague Half Marathon

Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei broke four world records as she stormed to victory at the Prague Half Marathon. The 23-year-old completed what was just her fifth half marathon in one hour, four minutes and 52 seconds -

Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei broke four world records as she stormed to victory at the Prague Half Marathon.

The 23-year-old completed what was just her fifth half marathon in one hour, four minutes and 52 seconds – 14 seconds quicker than the record set by Peres Jepchirchir earlier this year.

And she also clocked splits of 30:05, 45:37 and 1:01:25 to break the 10km, 15km and 20km world records on the way.

“I only wanted to improve my time. This is a surprise for me,” Jepkosgei said.

“I didn’t know I would break the world record today.

“But the conditions were good for me because I’m used to training at this time of day.”

Defending champion Violah Jepchumba finished second – 30 seconds back – and Fancy Chemutai third, with America’s sixth-placed Jordan Hasay the only non-Kenyan in the top 10.

BBC

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