Joyciline Jepkosgei broke the world 10km record* at the Birell Prague Grand Prix, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Saturday (9).
The 23-year-old Kenyan clocked 29:43 to smash through the 30-minute barrier and break her own record of 30:04, also set in the Czech capital, at the Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon on 1 April. The performance marked the fifth world record of the year for Jepkosgei, who broke four –10km, 15km, 20km and the half marathon– en route to her victory at the Prague Half Marathon.
Full report to follow.
Bob Ramsak for the IAAF
*subject to the usual ratification procedures