Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei bettered her own 10K road world record on Saturday, and in doing so became the first woman to break 30 minutes off the track.

The 23-year-old ran 29:43 at the Prague Grand Prix in the Czech Republic on Saturday and set a new world best for the road 5K splitting 14:32 through halfway. The previous 5K road best was 14:46, according to the Association of Road Racing Statisticians.

The current women’s 10,000m world record is 29:17.45, a record which Almaz Ayana set at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Track and road racing records are kept separately by the IAAF, the world’s governing body.

Jepkosgei held the previous 10K road world record, which she accomplished during the Prague Half-Marathon. In that race, she broke four world records including 10K (30:04), 15K, 20K and the half-marathon (1:04:52) marks.


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