Jepchirchir runs half marathon record after Farah and Hassan marks

Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir set a new world record in the women’s-only half marathon on Saturday in Prague.The 26-year-old ran the 21.1 kilometres in 1 hour 05:34 minutes to beat the existing record by 37 seconds.”I was thinking to run maybe 1:04:50, but I’m so happy,” the governing body World Athletics quoted Jepchirchir, who raced to the world half marathon title in 2016.”The last five kilometres I was really tired,” she said. “My plan was to run good, because I was well prepared.”Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh set the overall women’s half marathon record, in a race aided by male pacemakers, of 1:0…

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