Kenyan Agnes Jebet Tirop sets new world record in women-only 10km race

Jebet Tirop smashed the previous record set in 2002, by an astonishing 28 seconds in Germany, while Ethiopia's Senbere Teferi broke the women's 5km record at the same event.

By Chloe Merrell
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Agnes Jebet Tirop of Kenya has become the fastest woman over 10km in a strictly women-only race.

The 25-year-old, two-time bronze world champion medallist over 5000m, set the new world record time of 30:01 at the Road to Records event hosted in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

The old record of 30:29, held by Asmae Leghzaoui of Morocco, had stood since 2002.

The Tokyo 2020 5000m fourth-place finisher defeated compatriot Shelia Chepkirui to take the race win.

Teferi smashes Hasan's record in the 5km

Later on, at the same event, Ethiopia's Senbere Teferi broke the 5km world record in a women-only race.

The 2015 world silver medallist in the 5,000m clocked 14:29, bettering Sifan Hassan's time of 14:44 set in 2019.