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Kenya’s Jepchirchir sets world mark against women’s half marathon

Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya broke her world record in the women’s-only half marathon Saturday, clocking 1 hour, 5 minutes, and 16 minutes.

The 27-year-old Jepchirchir enhanced on her record by 18 seconds on a four-lap course, taking gold in the World Athletics half marathon championships in Gdynia, Poland.

Jepchirchir broke the record for the very first time on September 5, when she conducted 1:05:34 at Prague.

Six girls completed in under 66 moments in what was a quick course on the roads of Gdynia across the northeast shore of northern Poland.

Melat Yisak Kejeta of Germany finished second in 1:05:18, followed closely by Yalemzerf Yehualaw of Ethiopia in 1:05:19.