• Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui wins the men's marathon athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships London 2017


October 22, 2017

On-form Joyceline Jepkosgei once again proved she is the finest over the 21Km race in the world after shaving one second off from her World record in Spain on Sunday.


The mother of two remained at the apex of the World Half Marathon table when she won Valencia half marathon in a new World record of 1:04.51, bettering her April’s time of 1:04.52 global mark.


Her unparallel excellence performance elicited excitement among athletics fraternity in Kenya who showered the heroine with congratulatory missive through the social media.


Jepkosgei surprised the World by breaking multiple records on her way to registering new half marathon time in April in Prague where she was making her debut in road race running.


She put the world record at 1:04.52 and later broke the 10Km mark at the same venue last month signing 29:43. Her split time’s of14:52 in 5Km, 30:09 in 10km, 45:59 for 15km, (she did 45:37 in Prague on April and 1:01.30 for Km confirmed her control on the event.


The Kenya military attaché is now basking in the glory of ascending to the top of the 21Km after winning a Bronze medal last year in 10,000metres during the Africa Senior Championship in Durban, South Africa in July.


Kenyan-born Abraham Cheroben, now running for Bahrain, won the men’s edition in 59.11 during the competitions that saw Kenyans dominate in both men and women categories.


Top Finishers;



  1. Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN) 1:04:51 (New Word Record),
  2. Fancy Chemutai (KEN), 1:05.36,
  3. Lucy Cheruiyot 1:07:31 (KEN),
  4. Gelete Burka (ETH) 1:08:17,
  5. Paskalia Chepkoriri (KEN) 1:09:13,
  6. Trihas Gebre (ESP) 1:09:55,
  7. Birhan Mhretu (ETH) 1:09:59,
  8. Azmera Gebru (ET) 1:10:39,
  9. Boulaid Kaoutar MAR 1:11:02



  1. Abraham Cheroben (BRN) 5 9:11,
  2. Leul Gebresilase (ETH) 59:12,
  3. Tsadik Fikadu (ETH) 59:22,
  4. Sondre Nordstad Moen( NOR) 59:47,
  5. Mustapha El Aziz (MAR) 1:00:51,
  6. Amanuel Mesel (ERI) 1:00:53,
  7. Justus Kangogo (KEN) 1:00:53,
  8. Mathew Kisorio (KEN) 1:01:17,
  9. Dazza Almahjoub (MAR) 1:01:20,
  10. Japhet Korir (KEN) 1:01:25


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