Athletics: Agnes Ngetich breaks 10km road World Record In Spain

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The streets of Valencia on Sunday witnessed fireworks as the women’s world record went down in the 10km race. Kenya’s Agnes Ngetich became the first woman to run 10km in under 29 minutes as she won the Valencia Ibercaja road race in Spain. The 22-year-old triumphed in 28 minutes 46 seconds, beating Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw’s 2022 road world record by 28 seconds.

“I’m so happy. I didn’t expect this world record,” Ngetich said. “I was coming to improve my time, at least somewhere around 29:14, but I am happy that I ran a world record.” Ngetich equalled Beatrice Chebet’s 5km world record of 14:13 in a women’s-only race, which she set two weeks ago.

Ngetich’s 10km time bettered the women’s 10,000m track world record of 29:01.03 held by Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey. She set the 10km world record in a women’s-only race in September with a time of 29:24.

 

 

 

 

 

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