10 KM WOMEN’S WORLD RECORD IN CASTELLÓN: YEHUALAW FLIES IN THE SPANISH ASPHALT
10 KM WOMEN’S WORLD RECORD IN CASTELLÓN: YEHUALAW FLIES IN THE SPANISH ASPHALT. Our ATHLETICS section bring us another incredible 10 KM World Record, thius time from the athlete Yalemzerf Yehualaw.
She run yesterday in the Spanih city of Castellón the, until now, fastest 10KM in asphalt in the world, covering the distance in 29 min 14 seconds.
10 KM WOMEN’S WORLD RECORD IN CASTELLÓN:
YEHUALAW FLIES IN THE SPANISH ASPHALT.
Yalemzerf Yehualaw shattered the women’s 10km road record in Castellon, Spain, recording a stunning time of 29:14 min.
The start was together with the Marathon distance that was also celebrated yesterday in the Spanish city of Castellón, starting on Vila-real Avenue. The circuit continued with the 2 distances together until it reaches Valencia Avenue (kilometer 6), at which time the roads will split (kilometer 6.5). The runners of the 10K FACSA Castelló will start the road to the finish line.
The 22-year-old Ethiopian and rising star of the NN Running Team produced a blistering performance to scalp 24 seconds from the former world record held by compatriot Kalkidan Gezahegne.
Yalemzerf said: “Today a dream came true. I felt really great in the race, the first 5km was very fast, I was struggling a little bit in the second 5km but I was still able to maintain a high pace. I’m so happy with this record! I want to thank the race organisers for this fantastic opportunity.”
Yalemzerf has already accomplished much in her relatively short career. In 2020 she won a bronze medal at the World Half Marathon Championships. Meanwhile, last year she became the second fastest women’s half-marathon runner in history, clocking a time of 1:03:51 in Valencia to finish behind the world-record performance of her NN Running Team team-mate Letesenbet Gidey.
10 KM FACSA CASTELLÓN: LEADING RESULTS
1 Yalemzerf Yehualaw (ETH) 29:14
2 Vicoty Chepngeno (KEN) 30:14
3 Mercy Cherono (KEN) 30:48
4 Naomi Chepngeno (KEN) 31:33
5 Valentine Jebet (KEN) 32:51
1 Ronald Kwemoi (KEN) 27:16
2 Samwel Chebolei (KEN) 27:18
3 Tadese Takele Bikila (ETH) 27:21
4 Thierry Ndikumwenayo (BDI) 28:04
5 Hicham Sigueni (MAR) 28:58
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