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Agnes Jebet breaks the world record at the 10K Valencia Ibercaja with 28:46

An incredible world record to start 2024. Here's all you need to know from the event website

Valencia, 14-01-24.- A historic start of the year of running in Valencia. The 10K Valencia Ibercaja has lived a historic day achieving the world record in the women's 10K with an exciting entry into the finish line of the Kenyan athlete Agnes Jebet, who has stopped the clock in a stratospheric 28:46.

Agnes Jebet beats the World Record held until now by the Ethiopian athlete Yalemzerf Yehualaw (29:14 - 10K Facsa Castellón, 2022). Also, Jebet has achieved the women's 5K World Record, equaling the mark of the also Kenyan Beatrice Chebet, 14:13.

"I am very proud. To go under 29 minutes... I didn't expect to do this time. The course is awesome. I came with the goal of improving my personal best. I'm very happy, and now I'm already thinking about the Paris 2024 Olympic Games," said Agnes Jebet on her arrival at the finish line.

It is the first time in the history of athletics that a woman has run the distance under 29 minutes. In this feat she is also accompanied by the second classified, Emmaculate Anyango Achol, who has entered the finish line in 28:57. Valencia thus writes a new page in the history of athletics with two women under 29 minutes. The third athlete was Lilian Kasait (29:32).

The 10K Valencia Ibercaja, which has had almost 11,000 popular runners at the finish line, thus achieves the double of World Records. The women's world record is added to the men's record held by the race since the 2020 edition with the 26:24 of Rhonex Kipruto.

In the men's race, the first three finishers were all under 27 minutes. The overall winner was the Ugandan athlete Jacob Kiplimo, who stopped the clock in 26:48. He was joined on the podium by Birhanu Balew (26:57) and Peter Mwaniki (26:59).

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