Letesenbet Gidey had never run a half marathon before, but on Sunday, she made a debut to remember. Racing at the Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso, Gidey smashed the women's half marathon world record by a margin of 70 seconds, coming in at 1:02:52 (pending ratification). It's the fourth (!)...
Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey smashed the women’s half marathon world record at the Valencia Half Marathon on Sunday. In her debut over the distance, Gidey finished in 1:02:52 – 70 seconds quicker than Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich, who set a new world record at the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon in April.
In her debut at the distance, Letesenbet Gidey obliterated the women’s half marathon world record, winning the Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso in 1:02:52. The Ethiopian’s performance on Sunday, October 24 improved on the previous world record—1:04:02, set by Ruth Chepngetich in Istanbul in April—by 70 seconds, pending ratification. This...
Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey smashed the women's half marathon world record by running 62 minutes and 52 seconds in Valencia. The 23-year-old beat the previous best over 13.1 miles - set by Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich - by 70 seconds. Gidey is also the world 5,000m and 10,000m world record holder, winning...
Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey took more than a minute off the previous women's world half-marathon record at the Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso on Sunday. Gidey, who is also the world 5,000m and 10,000m record-holder, finished in one hour, two minutes and 52 seconds as she smashed the one hour, four minutes and two seconds mark set by Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich in April.
This year’s Valencia Half-Marathon was set up to be one of the best races of the season, and it did not disappoint. In her first-ever attempt at the distance, Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey destroyed the previous world record, winning the race in 62:52. This is more than a minute faster than the previous record of 64:02, set by Ruth Chepnegetich in Istanbul last April. It is also faster than Yalemzerf Yehualaw’s 63:44 at the Antrim Coast Half Marathon in August, which went unratified because the course was 54 metres short.
HENGELO, Netherlands -- Letesenbet Gidey lowered the women's 10,000-meter world record on Tuesday, just two days after Sifan Hassan set the mark on the same track. Gidey clocked 29 minutes, 1.03 seconds at the Ethiopian Olympic trials, which are being held in the Netherlands. Tsigie Gebreselama was second in 30:06.01.
The previous women's 10,000-meter record was only set on Sunday, but Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey has already bettered it.
Letesenbet Gidey breaks the 10,000-meter world record at the Ethiopian Olympic Trials. Just two days ago, Dutch runner Sifan Hassan broke the record at the same track. The rivals are favored to race head-to-head at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Two days after Dutch runner Sifan Hassan broke the women’s 10,000-meter...
Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey broke the two-day-old 10,000m world record in Hengelo, the Netherlands, on Tuesday, running 29:01.04 to win the Ethiopian Olympic Trials. Gidey’s time betters the world record of 29:06.82 that Dutch runner Sifan Hassan just posted on the same track in Hengelo on Sunday. Gidey now owns both the 5,000m and 10,000m world records.