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Ethiopian Yeshaneh takes 20 seconds off world half marathon record

2020-02-21T23:02:43.696Z

Ababel Yeshaneh has improved the world record for the half marathon on Friday. The athlete from Ethiopia clocked a time of 1 hour, 4 minutes and 31 seconds in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.



Ababel Yeshaneh has improved the world record for the half marathon on Friday. The athlete from Ethiopia clocked a time of 1 hour, 4 minutes and 31 seconds in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.

The 28-year-old Yeshaneh took twenty seconds off the old top time of Joyciline Jepkosgei. The Kenyan ran on October 22, 2017 in Valencia a time of 1: 04.51.

Brigid Kosgei from Kenya, who is the world record holder in the entire marathon with 2: 14.04, also plunged 1: 04.49 under the former world top time of Jepkosgei, but had to settle for second place behind Yeshaneh.

Rosemary Wanjiru finished third in the half marathon. The Kenyan scored 1: 05.34.

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ababel birhane set the new half marathon world record 64.31 !! Kosgei in 2nd place 64.48 under the previous world record impSimply amazing race !! # RAKHALF2020

Avatar Authorrakhalfmarathon Time of places 04: 25 - 21 February 2020

Source: nunl

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