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Peres Jepchirchir breaks women’s only world record – London Marathon 2024

Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir stormed to victory in a women’s only world-record time of two hours 16 minutes and 16 seconds in the London Marathon.

The 30-year-old Kenyan kicked for home to see off world record holder Tigst Assefa of Ethiopia and win in London for the first time.

Assefa, Megertu Alemu, also of Ethiopia, and Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei all beat the previous women’s only record of 2:17:01, set by Mary Keitany in 2017.

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