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Peres Jepchirchir breaks own world record at World Athletics Half Marathon Championships

October 17, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Peres Jepchirchir broke her own world record in the women's half marathon, crossing the line in one hour, five minutes and 16 seconds to win gold at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland.

(CNN)Peres Jepchirchir broke her own world record in the women's half marathon, crossing the line in one hour, five minutes and 16 seconds to win gold at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland.

It was Jepchirchir's second half marathon world title, having previously claimed gold in 2016.

READ: Flashing lights and smashing world records.

In the men's race, 19-year-old Jacob Kiplimo upset the field to take gold in a championship record time of 58 minutes and 49 seconds.

Track star Joshua Cheptegei, who last week smashed the 10,000-meter world record, was making his half-marathon debut and finished fourth in 59 minutes and 21 seconds.

He also holds the 5,000-meter world record.

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