Kenyan “Joyciline Jepkosgei” sets 10km road world record

Kenyan "Joyciline Jepkosgei" sets 10km road world record
Joyciline Jepkosgei, 23, has smashed her 10 km road world record in Prague as she became the first woman to run the distance under 30 minutes off the track.

The Kenyan ran 29 minutes 43 seconds at the Birell Prague Grand Prix to eclipse her previous record of 30:04 set in the Czech capital in April.

“I‘m so happy, I thank God for making me the winner today and… (breaking) the world record,” Jepkosgei told Czech Television.

The current women’s 10,000m world record is 29:17.45, a record which Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana set at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Jepkosgei has now broken five records this year, having set new marks for the 10km, 15km, 20km and half-marathon at the Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon on April 1.

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