Tirop and Teferi break 10km and 5km world records

Sept 12 (Reuters) – Two world records tumbled on Saturday when Kenya’s Agnes Tirop surged to victory in the 10 km flee and Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi triumphed in the 5 km distance at an match in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

Tirop, a twice world 10,000m bronze medallist, won the 10 km match with a time of 30 minutes and one second, finishing earlier than Sheila Chepkirui and shaving 28 seconds off the story previously situation by Morocco’s Asmae Leghzaoui 19 years ago.

“I’m so chuffed to admire damaged the sphere story,” Tirop said. “I felt the trek was as soon as correct and Sheila assisted me loads. The route was as soon as very correct too.”

Chepkirui executed with a time of 30: 17, also within the outdated story time, nonetheless was as soon as no match for Tirop, who broke away with two kilometres to switch and surged to the attain line.

In the 5 km flee, Teferi executed with a time of 14: 30, overthrowing the story of 14: 44 situation by Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech.

“I’m so chuffed,” said Teferi, who executed sixth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics. “After the Olympics, I knew I was as soon as able to switch after this world story.”

Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Pravin Char

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