Joyce Chepkirui clocked 1 hour, six minutes, 19 seconds to win the Prague half marathon and in the process set a new course record. From th every beginning, Chepkirui looked like a woman on a mission. She set off on a solo run right from the starting gun and traversed the roads of the Czech capital in an unprecedented speed that broke the previous record set bt Gladys Cherono at 1:06:48.
“I finished with my best time, but my tactic was to run under 66,” Chepkirui said. “I am very happy to have run my PB and the course record.” said Chepkirui
Joyce Chepkurui Profile
The 25 year old has represented Kenya at various events. On 23 November 2012, she anchored the Kenya team that won the Chiba Ekiden road relay.
She has also won several road races recently such as the Dam tot Damloop 10 mile road race and the Berlin 10Km , both of which she won in 2013.
Peter Kirui wins mens race
Peter Kirui was just as dominant in the mens race as was Joyce. Halfway through the race, he made a strong move that no one else had an answer for. He wound up winning in 59:22, improving by 17 seconds his personal best time from his win in the 2011 New York City Half.
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