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.