VALENCIA HALF MARATHON 2021: WOMEN WORLD RECORD BY GIDEY 1.02.52
VALENCIA HALF MARATHON 2021: WOMEN WORLD RECORD GIDEY 1h.02.52. Spectacular 30th anniversary of Valencia’s Half Marathon with a world record and 12,000 popular runners.
Here we have brought you everything live, from start to finish. We start with the video summarize of Mayayo in 70″ and then we go with the chronicle.
VALENCIA HALF MARATHON 2021
8.30AM Race Start! Good conditions in Valencia for the elite today, with about 13 degrees and winds of just 10km/h. The start announces a gram race. If in 2020 we had a men’s world record here, today it is perhaps more likely to see the women’s.
In the men’s, the 20 years of the Spanish record Fabián Romcero (59.52) may end today with the duel between Carlos Mayo and Chiqui Pérez.
Recall that in 2020 Kandie set here world record with 57:32. It was undoubtedly the best half marathon in history. And, in addition to the Kandie record, three other men dropped from the previous world record: Jacob Kiplimo, Rhonex Kipruto and Alexander Mutiso In women, the winner was then Genzebe Dibaba with a time of 1h05:18.
To highlight the great race a year ago of Carlos Mayo, second best Spanish mark in history, with 1h00.06, only surpassed by the legendary 59.32 of Fabián Roncero that in 2001 earned him a European record that was not surpassed until 2015.
WE’RE BACK ON THE RUN… After the first 9Km Ronex Kipruto is already in the lead, pulling the group, although letting them give him relays. Among the women, Letesenbet Gidey marches ahead, in her debut at this distance. A luxury debut for the women record of 5K, 10k and 15k. follows Yehualaw. Both spent 10k flying at 10″ below the world record pace.
New track this year, looking to be faster than ever. It’s what we’re going over below.
27.35 to the 10k, about 15″ above the men’s world record pace
29.45 Fly Gidey! No less than 35″ below the women’s world record. Spectacular. Run in a group with our Andreu Blanes and Javi Guerra, no less. Carlos Mayo is ahead as the first Spaniard. Hamid Ben Daoud marches as Second Spaniard.
This rhythm of the elite soon left the hares off the hook, while behind at 8.45 and 9.00 the next waves of popular were coming out.
Afterthe 14km mark it is confirmed that the leading group is going at the pace of sub58m, but a men’s world record is not feasible. However, the female leader continues to more and more and is able to lower the world record by more than 30 “leaving it around 1h.03.30.
At the end of the 45m race, Abel Kitchumba launches a strong attack that stretches the head group, where he tried to pick up Kipruto, but they are still four in front.
PASO 15KM GIDEY PASS EN 44.29
She arrives one minute below the world record at the finish line. She was able to fight even for 1h02.30 in the previous one.
At km 18 Abel and Kipruto leave alone to get the gold.
ABEL KITCHUMBA 58.07 MEN’S CHAMPION
Great final sprint with Kipruto, best world record of the year. Carlos Mayo entered as the first Spaniard with 1.00.57 which is a great mark, the third best Spanish in history.
The Kenyan Abel Kipchumba has been proclaimed winner of the test with a mark of 58:07, which becomes the best world record of 2021, 41 seconds faster than the previous one (58:48) that was also his.
After Kipchumba they crossed the finish line Rhonex Kipruto, who entered in 58:09 and Daniel Mateiko, with 58:26.
WORLD RECORD LETESENBET GIDEY! 1.02.52
The Ethiopian, who holds the world 5000m and 10,000m on track, added the half-marathon record with an exhilarating display of distance running to wipe 1:11 from the previous world record.
On a sunny day in “The City of Running” Letesenbet hit the 10km split in an eye-popping 29:45 some 35 seconds on the world record pace of Ruth Chepng’etich.
By the 15km mark – which she hit in 44:29 – she was a remarkable 1:01 ahead of world record schedule.
Running with her beautifully rhythmic style, the 23-year-old maintained her astonishing pace to re-write the record books and point to a future on the road of infinite possibilities.
Letesenbet: “I’m so happy to break the world record in my first half marathon and my first race for the NN Running Team! Gracias Valencia.”
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