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Ethiopian Runner Yalemzerf Yehualaw Breaks Women's Half Marathon Record

Publié le Lundi 30 Août 2021 | MAP




Larne (Ireland) - Ethiopian runner Yalemzerf Yehualaw has set a new world record in women's half marathon at the Antrim Coast Half Marathon in Ireland, World Athletics -sports governing body- said on Sunday.

"[Yalemzerf Yehualaw][Ethiopia] takes the win at [Antrim Coast Half Marathon] and sets a world record for the women's half marathon in 1:03:43!" World Athletics tweeted.

Yehualaw becomes the first woman to break 64 minutes for the half marathon.

The previous world record of one hour, four minutes and two seconds was set by Kenyan runner Ruth Chepngetich this April.