Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gudeta shatters women’s record at world half marathon

Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gudeta crosses the finish line with a world-record time at the world half marathon championships in Valencia, Spain on Saturday. (@angprobinsyano6/Twitter)

Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gudeta smashed the women’s only race world record at the world half marathon championships in Valencia, Spain on Saturday.

Gudeta, 27, finished the race in one hour, six minutes and 11 seconds — more than half a minute ahead of second-place finisher Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya (1:06.54). Jepkosgei previously held the world record.

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