Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia breaks the world record for women’s half marathon by more than one minute
Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia breaks the world record for the women’s half marathon by more than a minute with a time of 1:02:52 in Valencia and defends herself against the competition of Yalemzerf Yehualaw
- Letesenbet Gidey broke the world record for the women’s half marathon in Valencia
- Gidey finished in 1:02:52, beating Ruth Chepngetich’s record by one minute.
- The Ethiopian managed to finish in front of his compatriot Yalemzerf Yehualaw
Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia broke the world record for the women’s half marathon on Sunday, finishing in one hour, two minutes and 52 seconds in the Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Half Marathon.
The 23-year-old Gidey, who is also the world record holder for 5,000 meters (14: 06.62) and 10,000 meters (29: 01.03), dropped the previous half marathon mark of 1:04:02 set by more than a minute. by Ruth Chepngetich from Kenya in April this year.
“I am very happy to break the world record in my first half marathon and my first race for the NN Running Team. Thank you Valencia, ‘said Gidey, a bronze medalist at the 10,000-meter Tokyo Olympics.
Letesenbet Gidey from Ethiopia broke the women’s half marathon record by more than a minute
Gidey finished with a time of 1:02:52 in the Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Half Marathon
His 10-kilometer division was 29:45 minutes, around 35 seconds better than Chepngetich’s pace when he set the record, and he steadily improved in sunny conditions to sail to victory.
In August, another Ethiopian, Yalemzerf Yehualaw, ran 1:03:44 in County Atrim. However, that time was not ratified and has now been beaten in any case.
Gidey managed to fend off competition from Yalemzerf Yehualaw, who finished in 1:03:51
On Sunday, Yehualaw finished in 1:03:51, which was also within the previous world record.
In the men’s race, Kenyan Abel Kipchumba made a late charge to win in 58:07 minutes, taking him to sixth place on the all-time world list.
His Kenyan teammate Rhonex Kipruto was second in 58:09 and Daniel Mateiko was third in 58:26 as the top seven men finished the World Athletics Elite Label road race in 59 minutes.