Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey smashed the World Half Marathon record at the Valencia Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (24) in Valencia.
Gidey smashed the previous record of world record of 1:04.02 set by Ruth Chepngetich from Kenya early this year at the Istanbul Half Marathon when she cut the tape in a world record of 1:02.52.
She 1-2 Ethiopian podium finish as she was followed by Yalemzerf Yehualaw who also crossed the line below the previous World record with a 1:03.51.
Kenya’s Sheila Chepkirui closed the first three podium finishes in a time of 1:04.54.
The Valencia Half Marathon becomes the only race that currently holds the world record for women and men for the same distance, since Kibiwott Kandie’s mark, 57:32 that he set in the 2020 Edition still intact
— MedioMaratónValencia (@MedioMaratonVLC) October 24, 2021