Kenyan clocks 29:24 in Romania to beat the late Anges Tirop’s mark by more than half a minute
The autumn road running season began in earnest on Sunday (Sept 10) when Agnes Ngetich set a women-only world 10km record of 29:24 at the Trunsylvania 10km in Romania.
The 22-year-old from Kenya comfortably beat the 30:01 set by the late Agnes Tirop in Herzogenaurach in 2021.
Ngetich also became the third fastest woman in history over the distance behind the 29:14 run by Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw in a mixed race in Castellon last year and the 29:19 Yehualaw clocked in Valencia this year.
In a race that was part of the Brasov Running Festival, Ngetich went through 5km in a blistering 14:25 – four seconds faster than the women-only world record for that distance. She had a 10-second lead at that point and went on to break the record with a solo performance.
Catherine Reline of Kenya was runner-up in 30:14 with Uganda’s Joy Cheptoyek third in 30:34.
The men’s race was won by Weldon Langat of Kenya in 27:05.
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