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BRASOV, Romania (Sept. 10) – In a monumental feat, Kenya’s Agnes Jebet Ngetich shattered the women-only 10km world record on Sunday at the Trunsylvania 10km, part of the Brasov Running Festival in Romania. Ngetich clocked an astonishing 29:24, rewriting history and setting a new benchmark in women’s long-distance running.

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The 22-year-old Kenyan sensation was in a league of her own from the outset. She covered the first 5km in a swift 14:25, outpacing the previous women-only world record for that segment by four seconds.

By the halfway point, Ngetich had already built a 10-second lead over her closest competitor, fellow Kenyan Catherine Relin.

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The Final Stretch

Navigating the looped course with precision, Ngetich passed the 6.5km mark in 18:54 and the 8.5km mark in 24:56. Her final time of 29:24 not only obliterated the previous record of 30:01 set by the late Agnes Tirop but also positioned her as the third-fastest woman in history over the 10km distance.

Setting the Bar High

Ngetich’s record-breaking run places her third on the all-time list, behind Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw, who clocked 29:14 and 29:19 in mixed races last year and earlier this year, respectively.

Meanwhile, another Kenyan runner, Weldon Langat won the men’s Trunsylvania 10km title, clocking a time of 27:05 to defeat a top-five field that Kenyan runners dominated.

Finishing behind Langat here in Brasov on Sunday was Amos Kurgat (KEN) with a time of 27:12, followed by his countrymen Edward Zakayo Pingua (27:14), Dennis Kibet Kitiyo (27:17) and Shadrack Kipchirchir (27:40).

For more information on the Brasov Running Festival and other World Athletics Elite Label road races, visit World Athletics.

Trunsylvania 10km Full Results

Men’s 10km Road Race Results

MEN’S 10KM ROAD RACE – 1. Weldon Langat (KEN), 27:05; 2. Amos Kurgat (KEN), 27:12; 3. Edward Zakayo Pingua (KEN), 27:14; 4. Dennis Kibet Kitiyo (KEN), 27:17; 5. Shadrack Kipchirchir (KEN), 27:40; 6. Cornelius Kemboi (KEN), 27:43; 7. Samuel Barata (POR), 27:45; 8. Abel Mutai (KEN), 27:51; 9. Kelvin Kibiwott (KEN), 27:57; 10. Laban Kiplimo (KEN), 28:02; 11. Dorian Boulvin (BEL), 29:24; 12. Nicolae Alexandru Soare (ROU), 30:04; 13. Stefan Iulius Gavril (ROU), 30:29.

Women’s 10km Road Race Results

WOMEN’S 10KM ROAD RACE – 1. Agnes Jebet Ngetich (KEN), 29:24 (WR*); 2. Catherine Relin (KEN), 30:14; 3. Joy Cheptoyek (UGA), 30:34; 4. Diana Cherotich (KEN), 31:17; 5. Viola Chepngeno (KEN), 31:39; 6. Faith Chepkoech (KEN), 31:44; 7. Stella Rutto (ROU), 31:59; 8. Christine Njoki (KEN), 32:06; 9. Veronica Loleo (KEN), 32:48; 10. Juliette Thomas (BEL), 34:19; 11. Devora Avramova (BUL), 34:55; 12. Adela-Paulina Baltoi (ROU), 36:21; 13. Liliana Maria Dragomir (ROU), 36:47.

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