Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey smashed the ladies’s half marathon world file by working 62 minutes and 52 seconds in Valencia.
The 23-year-old beat the earlier finest over 13.1 miles – set by Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich – by 70 seconds.
Gidey can be the world 5,000m and 10,000m world file holder, successful bronze within the latter distance on the Tokyo Olympics in the summertime.
“I am so joyful to interrupt the world file in my first half marathon,” mentioned Gidey.
Compatriot Yalemzerf Yehualaw was second with a time of 63 minutes 51 seconds.
Yehualaw thought she had set the ladies’s half marathon file earlier this yr however her time was not ratified after the course was discovered to be 54 metres quick.