Jepchirchir gives Adidas the World Record for half marathon
The Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir achieved this morning with the call of the cornet (the men's race was at 6:20 am and the women's at 8:00 am) the Half Marathon World Record only for women (only female athletes and hares participated in the race, the record in races with men's participation is at 1:04:31 by Ababel YESHANEH) at the Adidas and ‘RunCzech’ party in Prague. The African stopped the clock at 1:05:34, far surpassing the previous record that Netsanet Gudeta achieved in the World Half Marathon'18 (1:06:11).
A tailor-made circuit
"My idea was to race around 1:04:50, but I'm very happy," said Peres after crossing the finish line. It was expected to get a little closer to the Yeshaneh brand. He did it on a fast and flat oval circuit through Letna Park in the Czech capital. 16.5 turns. The Kenyan, who has already made her marathon debut (2:23:50) is, at 26, one of the world's strongest fund values along with Brigid Kosgei or Sifan Hassan, who yesterday in turn achieved the world record for track time at the Van Damme Memorial in Brussels.
Kibiwott, fifth best brand ever
In the men's category, the goal was to drop below 58'30 ”for the third time in history, but finally Kenyan Kibiwott Kandie has stayed at 58'38 ”, the fifth best brand ever. The record remains in the possession of his compatriot Kamworor (58:01).