Ethiopian Letensebet Gidey breaks the world report for half marathon in Valencia

The 23-year-old athlete lowered the very best time by one minute and 10 seconds. The Valencian check provides a brand new report that joins the boys’s and makes it the quickest on the circuit

Letesenbet Gidey after crossing the end line in Valencia.MA POLOEFE

The Ethiopian athlete Letesenbet Gidey has damaged the world report in Media Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP, which was performed this Sunday, with an official time of 1:02:52, decreasing by 1 minute and 10 seconds the earlier world report of the Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich, achieved final April.

At 23 years previous and in his debut within the Half Marathon, the Ethiopian dazzled in Valencia the place he bought his fourth world report, because it additionally has these of 5,000, 10,000 and 15,000, which locations it as one of many nice stars of the world fund.

The ladies’s race began very quick and lined the primary 5 kilometers in only a quarter of an hour, which already lowered the world report by 10 seconds. On the midway level of the race, the world report was already lowered by half a minute and the report was already looming in Valencia. Gidey took Yehualaw down and along with her elegant strides, on the rhythm set by her two ‘hares’, she was devouring kilometers and gaining seconds on the clock.

Juan Roig, president of the Trinidad Alfonso Basis, with the winners.EFE

At 5,000 meters from the end line, the Ethiopian had already lowered the world report by greater than a minute and knew find out how to dose itself within the remaining kilometers to destroy Chepngetich’s time and set the brand new report in a time of 1: 02.52, which meant overlaying every kilometer beneath three minutes.

The second place went to Yehualaw, with a time of 1:03:51, additionally beneath the earlier world report, whereas third place went to Sheila Chepkirui with 1:04:54.

The Valencia race, which debuted within the circuit this 12 months, is consolidated because the quickest on the planet because it holds each the boys’s and girls’s world data within the half marathon.

Abel Kipchumba, winner of the boys’s occasion.EFE

In males, the Kenyan Abel kipchumba He has been proclaimed the winner of the check with a mark of 58:07, which turns into the very best world report of 2021, 41 seconds sooner than the earlier one (58:48) which was additionally his.

After Kipchumba they’ve crossed the end line Rhonex Kipruto, which has entered 58:09 and from Daniel Mateiko, with 58:26.

Reference from elmundo