The Kenyan talks about her journey from unknown athlete to world record-breaker
Fresh from breaking not one, not two, not three but an incredible four world records at the Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon on Saturday (April 1), Joyciline Jepkosgei has reflected on her run and her journey from unknown athlete to world record-breaker.
In Prague, the Kenyan clocked splits of 30:05, 45:37 and 61:25 to improve the 10km, 15km and 20km world records respectively before crossing the finish line with 64:52 on the clock to smash the world half-marathon record.
Jepkosgei had contested her first international race at the 2016 Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon where she ran an event record and PB of 69:07.
She then claimed 10,000m bronze at the African Championships, clocking a PB of 31:28.28, and this year finished third at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in a PB of 66:08.
“My training after the RAK Half Marathon was good,” said the RunCzech Racing Team athlete. “Even my coach, Nicholas Koech, told me that I will run sub-65, but I didn’t believe him. I still can’t believe, I made it.”
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