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Ruth Chepngetich sets new world record in Istanbul

Marathon world champion Ruth Chepngetich, originally from Kenya, set a new world record at the Istanbul Half Marathon by setting her third victory in the Turkish race with a time of 1:04:02. This world record is achieved with a wet floor, making it even more impressive due to the weather conditions that prevailed during the athletic event. Chepngetich, who was a winner in 2017 and 2019, broke the world record held by Ethiopian Ababel Yeshanew, with a time of 1:04:31, since she won at Ras Al Khaimah on February 21, 2020.

Ruth Chepngetich
For Ruth Chepngetich, it is her first half marathon since November 2020, when in New Delhi she achieved her personal best with 1:05:06.

For her part, Yalemzerf Yehualaw from Ethiopia achieved second position with a time of 1:04:40, while Kenyan Hellen Obiri, twice world champion of 5,000 m on the track, achieved third position with a time of 1:04: 51, in his debut in the half marathon distance. It is the first time that three women have managed to beat 65 minutes in the same athletic race.

Ruth Chepngetich
Ruth Chepngetich

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