Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gudeta Kebede broke the women’s –only world record at the World Half Marathon that was held on Saturday (24) in Valencia, Spain.
Kebede set the new record when she broke the course record of 1:06.25 that was set eleven years ago with Lornah Kiplagat from Netherlands as she cut the tape in new record of 1:06.11.
She was followed by World women’s half marathon record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei who crossed the line in 1:06.54 with Pauline Kaveke Kamulu closing the podium three with a personal best of 1:06.56.
Former Kenyan now trading for Bahrain Eunice Chebichii Chumba took fourth place with a season best of 1:07.17 and was followed by Ethiopian Zeinaba Yimer in fifth place with a personal best of 1:08.07
- Netsanet Gudeta Kebede (ETH) 1:06.11
- Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN) 1:06.54
- Pauline Kaveke Kamulu (KEN) 1:06.07
- Eunice Chebichii Chumba (BAH) 1:07.17
- Zeinaba Yimer (ETH) 1:08.07