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Ejegayehu Taye breaks Beatrice Chepkoech’s world 5Km Record

Ethiopia’s Ejegayehu Taye broke the World 5k record at the at the Cursa dels Nassos event that was held on the New Year Eve (Dec 31) in Barcelona.

The 21 year-old had set an Ethiopian 3000m record of 8:19.52 earlier this year, and was the second-fastest woman in the world over the 5000m this season, but this race in Barcelona was her second International road race of her career.

Taye opened up a clear gap on Sweden’s Meraf Bahta in the early stages and went on to set the new world record when she cut the in 14:18, taking 25 seconds off the previous record for the 5km in a mixed race. Bahta was second in 15:04.

The previous women’s world 5km record in a mixed race was 14:43 set by Beatrice Chepkoech in Monaco in February whereas Senbere Tefere clocked 14:29 set in Germany in September in a women-only race.