Her name is Ruth Chepngetich, Kenyan, she is 26 and the reigning world champion in marathon, a title won in 2019 in the hot Doha. On Easter Sunday, in Istanbul, Ruth ran the half marathon in 1.04’02 “, breaking down (29” less) the previous record that belonged to the Ethiopian Yeshaneh.

A chronometrically unimaginable performance until recently: Chepngetich it touched 3 ‘/ km or 20 km / hour. For the first time in history, then, three athletes concluded the test under the 65 ‘wall: in addition to the winner also the Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw (1h04’40 “) and the two-time world champion of the 5000 meters Hellen Obiri, third in 1:04:51 with the fastest time of a rookie on 21.097 km.

The Obiri, moreover, the first in history to have broken the wall of 4 ‘on 1500 meters, of 8’ and 30 “on 3000, of 14’30” on 5000 and of 30 ‘on 10 thousand meters in addition to that of the half marathon. The first three women all wore the now famous (in this case of Nike) which would guarantee up to 4% advantage over a traditional model.

April 4, 2021 (change April 4, 2021 | 12:31)

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