Kenyan Kosgei holds world record for women’s half marathon

Brigid Kosgei ran the fastest women’s half-marathon in history on Sunday at the Great North Run in London.

With a time of one hour, four minutes and 28 seconds, she took 23 seconds to lead over the world record set by her compatriot Joyciline Jepkosgei in 2017 in Valencia.

On the men’s side, it was Mo Farah who won for the sixth year in a row. Mo Farah won the Great North Run Half Marathon for the sixth time in a row.

At 36, the British Olympic champion was pushed to the limit by the Ethiopian Tamirat Tola, making the difference only in the last kilometer and a half. He finished in 59 minutes and 7 seconds.

Abdi Nageeye of the Netherlands was third. Farah is currently preparing the Chicago marathon he won last year by setting a new European record in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 11 seconds.

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