Kenya star Peres Jepchirchir has won the women-only 2020 World half Marathon Championship.
She specialises in long distance running takes part in road running competition.
The 27-year-old ran at the World Half Marathon Championship in Gdynia, Poland, for one hour, five minutes and 16 seconds.
In 2016, she was the gold medallist at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championship.
She had warned during Friday’s pre-race conference that the world record she set in September in Valencia was in danger of failing due to the quality of the field.
Jepchirchir had set a record of one hour, five minutes and 34 seconds, which she managed to beat by 18 seconds.
“It’s unbelievable. My goal was to win this race. I did not expect that I would beat the world record, but I realised that it could happen when we passed 20km. It was a little bit windy, but the course was good for me,” she said.