Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei 10km world women’s record was on ratified by the IAAF on Wednesday (15) in Monaco, Italy.
Jepksogei set this world record time at the 12th edition of the Valencia Half Marathon that was held in Sep5tember (9) in Valencia Spain.
The 23 year-old was the first woman to run the 10-kilometre distance in under 30 minutes (29:43 in Prague 2017) broke the current course record that had been set by Peres Jepchirchir.
The East African nation has a deep reservoir of marathon runners and it is always a favor to be named in the national team. Past record stands for nothing and Jepkosgei hope the coaches will find favor in her, which she intends to repay back.
On running the marathon, Jepkosgei said she will have to make the decision after the World Half marathon in March but she said she has up to 2019 to make the right decision.