Kenyan wins women's race of Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020
Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya won on Saturday the women's race of the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Poland's northern city of Gdynia, having clocked 1:05:16 and improving her own world record in a women-only race.
She led home Germany's Melat Yisak Kejeta, who smashed the European women-only record to take silver in 1:05:18, with Ethiopia's Yalemzerf Yehualaw a close third in 1:05:19.
The best Pole, Izabela Paszkiewicz placed 28th.
A men's race is to follow.
The championships were planned to take place on March 2020 but were moved to October due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A mass race accompanying the championships has been called off. It was to be attended by over 27,000 runners.