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Peres Jepchirchir set a world record in the women’s half marathon on Friday, the Kenyan clocking a time of 1 hour, 5 minutes and 6 seconds as runners from the East African nation swept the podium places.

The 23-year-old world champion crossed the line in the Ras al-Khaimah half marathon three seconds quicker than the mark set by fellow Kenyan Florence Kiplagat in Barcelona two years ago, although the new record remains subject to ratification.

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