Kenyan breaks 10K, 15K, 20K and half-marathon world records in same race

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Kenyan breaks 10K, 15K, 20K and half-marathon world records in same race

Postby tayken » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:17 pm

What a pay day for this woman.....this is insane! Perhaps this calls for the removal of timing gaps of at most 30mins between men and women?

Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya took an aggressive approach at the Prague Half-Marathon in the Czech Republic on April 1 breaking four world records. The 23-year-old took the pace out hard from the start and went on the break the 10K, 15K and 20K world records before becoming the first woman to run sub-65:00 in the half-marathon. She won the Prague Half in 1:04:52.

Before Saturday, Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir, the winner of the Ottawa 10K in 2016, was the world record holder in the women’s half-marathon. She ran 65:06 in February. FloTrack reports that Jepkosgei’s performance on Saturday came with a 100,000 Euro payday for setting multiple world records within the same race.

Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist Tamirat Tola won the men’s race in 59:37, more than a minute off the men’s world record of 58:23.

Galen Rupp, who some were predicting to break the American half-marathon record of 59:43, ran 61:59 for 11th as he builds for the Boston Marathon in three weeks.

http://runningmagazine.ca/joyciline-jep ... -marathon/
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Re: Kenyan breaks 10K, 15K, 20K and half-marathon world records in same race

Postby ultraslacker » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:14 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:

I can't even run that fast for a couple of minutes, let alone for 21km.

Incredible.
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Re: Kenyan breaks 10K, 15K, 20K and half-marathon world records in same race

Postby Habs4ever » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:30 pm

That is crazy fast!
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Re: Kenyan breaks 10K, 15K, 20K and half-marathon world records in same race

Postby deerdree » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:00 pm

that's amazing.

i actually didn't realize that you could set a world record within a race like that - at least not officially. interesting! now i know. :)

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Re: Kenyan breaks 10K, 15K, 20K and half-marathon world records in same race

Postby Jwolf » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:01 pm

deerdree wrote:that's amazing.

i actually didn't realize that you could set a world record within a race like that - at least not officially. interesting! now i know. :)


The race has to have the shorter distances within the race certified - but it is quite common.
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Re: Kenyan breaks 10K, 15K, 20K and half-marathon world records in same race

Postby tayken » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:11 am

She must train as hard as she runs is the only explanation for it, coupled with perseverance and fighting spirit to boot. Less than a month after another record was set in Prague

Habs4ever wrote:That is crazy fast!
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Re: Kenyan breaks 10K, 15K, 20K and half-marathon world records in same race

Postby jonovision_man » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:47 am

Date of the article is April 1st... please tell me it's a joke.

... otherwise, impossible, without some serious "assistance".

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Re: Kenyan breaks 10K, 15K, 20K and half-marathon world records in same race

Postby tayken » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:43 pm

Here is another source in case the previous one didn't do it for ya

http://www.nation.co.ke/sports/athletic ... index.html



jonovision_man wrote:Date of the article is April 1st... please tell me it's a joke.

... otherwise, impossible, without some serious "assistance".

jono
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Spring Fling Toronto - June?
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Re: Kenyan breaks 10K, 15K, 20K and half-marathon world records in same race

Postby daddy_runner » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:02 pm

jonovision_man wrote:Date of the article is April 1st... please tell me it's a joke.

... otherwise, impossible, without some serious "assistance".

jono


Not a joke. But I agree with you, I give it 3 months before shenanigans are called.
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