Yalemzerf Yehualaw smashes the African all-comers' record at Ethiopian Great Run

Yalemzerf Yehualaw smashes the 10km World Record

World Half Marathon bronze medallist, Yalemzerf Yehualaw smashed the World 10 km Record at the 10km Castellon that was held on Sunday (27) in Castellon, Spain.

The 22-year old broke the previous ratified record of Joyciline Jepkosgei of 29:43 that she set in 2017 in Valencia.

The 2019 African Games half marathon champion also erased the unratified world record of 29:38 that was set by Bahrain’s Kalkidan Gezahegne last year when she cut the in a new world record of 29:14.

This record makes Yehualaw the first woman to run a 10 km under 29:30 and 29:20 on the roads. She 5 km mark in just 14:28. After that, she only took 14:46 to cover her last 5 km.

Yalemzerf’s first 5km is now the second fastest time over the distance by any woman.

There are only two women who have run a faster 10 km. However, all of those two records were set on track.

The two women are; Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey’s time of 29:01.03 and Sifan Hassan from the Netherlands time of 29:06.82. The two women to have the fastest 10km time on track.


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