|Demadonna’s Peres Jepchirchir cruises in a world record time of 1h05’06” to claim victory at the RAK Half half marathon on Friday, 10|
Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir broke the world record* in the women's half marathon on Friday February 10, when crossing the finish line in a time of 1h05’06” at the RAK half marathon in Ras al-Khaimah, UAE.
Jepchirchir , the world half marathon champion in 2016, knocked three seconds from the previous record set by her compatriot Florence Kiplagat in Barcelona two years ago.
She left behind her compatriot, the three-time RAK champion Mary Keitany, also represented by Demadonna Athletic Promotions. Mary Keitany needed to run her own personal best of 1h05’13” to take the runner up position, while Joyciline Jepkosgei ensured a Kenyan clean sweep crossing the line in 1h06’08” to take third place.