Kenyan Agnes Tirop and Ethiopian Senbere Teferi breaks world record in 10km & 5km race

Kenyan Agnes Tirop and Ethiopian Senbere Teferi shatter world record in 10km & 5km
Kenyan Agnes Tirop and Ethiopian Senbere Teferi shatter world record in 10km & 5km

Kenyan Agnes Tirop and Ethiopian Senbere Teferi breaks world record in 10km & 5km race – Two world records tumbled on Saturday when Kenya’s Agnes Tirop surged to victory in the 10 km race and Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi triumphed in the 5 km distance at an event in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

Tirop, a twice world 10,000m bronze medallist, won the 10 km event with a time of 30 minutes and one second, finishing ahead of Sheila Chepkirui and shaving 28 seconds off the record previously set by Morocco’s Asmae Leghzaoui 19 years ago.

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Chepkirui finished with a time of 30:17, also inside the previous record time, but was no match for Tirop, who broke away with two kilometres to go and surged to the finish line.

In the 5 km race, Teferi finished with a time of 14:30, overthrowing the record of 14:44 set by Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech.

“I’m so happy,” said Teferi, who finished sixth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics. “After the Olympics, I knew I was ready to go after this world record.”

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