How Peres Jepchirchir Smahed Women’s-Only World Record at London Marathon

By Duchess Magazine

Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir claimed victory at the 2024 London Marathon, breaking the women’s-only world record in the process, in a stunning display of endurance and speed. Jepchirchir’s time of 2 hours, 16 minutes, and 16 seconds not only secured her the win but also surpassed Mary Keitany’s 2017 record by an impressive 51 seconds.

The race, which unfolded on the iconic Mall, showcased Jepchirchir’s exceptional talent and determination. Despite facing tough competition, including Tigst Assefa, the previous record holder for the overall women’s world record, Jepchirchir remained focused and composed throughout the grueling race.

Reflecting on her victory, Jepchirchir expressed her surprise and joy, stating, “I was not expecting to run a world record – I knew it might be beaten but I did not expect it to be me as I knew the history and the ladies were strong. But I’ve come good today and set a personal best.”

The race, which started under chilly conditions, saw Jepchirchir donning a black hat to keep warm. Despite the fast pace in the initial miles, Jepchirchir maintained her composure, knowing that her strong finishing kick would be a key asset in the latter stages of the race.

As the miles passed and the field narrowed, Jepchirchir seized the opportunity to accelerate, ultimately securing her victory with a powerful sprint in the final 600 meters. Her strategic approach was evident throughout the race, culminating in a well-deserved win and a new world record.

Jepchirchir’s remarkable performance not only earned her the London Marathon title but also secured her a spot to defend her Olympic title in Paris. With her sights set on further achievements, Jepchirchir remains confident and determined, showcasing the spirit of a true champion.

In addition to Jepchirchir’s victory, the London Marathon saw impressive performances in the wheelchair races, with Marcel Hug claiming a record fourth consecutive men’s wheelchair race win and Catherine Debrunner dominating the women’s wheelchair race.

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