Sumary of Ruth Chepngetich Set a Mind-Bending 4:53 Mile Pace to Break the Half-Marathon World Record:
- Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich ran her way into the history books at the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon on Sunday, breaking the women’s half-marathon world record with a blazing-fast time of 1:04:01..
- Chepngetich sprinted right past the previous time of 1:04:31 set by Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh at the 2020 RAK Half Marathon, claiming the record by a solid 29 seconds..
- (Chepngetich’s record is still being ratified by officials.) And based on Chepngetich’s reaction at the finish line, she knew she’d crushed it..
- “The world record is something I have been dreaming about for some time and I am so happy to do it on the streets of Istanbul.”…