Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey Breaks Women’s Half Marathon World Record

Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey broke the women’s half marathon world record in Valencia on Oct. 24.

Gidey finished the Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso with a time of 1:02:52, World Athletics announced.

Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich previously set the world record of 1:04:02 earlier this year.

Gidey, 23, became the first woman to official break the 64- and 63-minute barriers and the first debutante to set a world record for the distance.

Gidey broke the 5,000-meter record last year with a time of 14:06.62 and the 10,000-meter record last June with a time of 29:01.03.

Gidey, a Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist, now holds three world records.


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