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Beatrice Chebet: Kenyan athlete breaks women’s world 5km record in Barcelona

Beatrice Chebet

Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet broke the women’s world 5km record at the Cursa dels Nassos road race in Barcelona. The 23-year-old crossed the line in 14 minutes 13 seconds, beating Ethiopian Senbere Teferi’s women-only record by 16 seconds.

Chebet also finished six seconds faster than the women’s world record in a mixed race, set by Ethiopia’s Ejgayehu Taye at the 2021 Cursa dels Nassos. Taye, 23, was second in the race and Kenya’s Lilian Rengeruk, 26, third.

The win completed a successful year for Chebet, who won the world cross-country title Bathurst in February before claiming the inaugural world 5km title in Riga in October.

She also won bronze in the 5,000m at the World Championships in Budapest in August. Britain’s Katie Snowden and Holly Dixon finished seventh and 10th respectively. The men’s race was won by 25-year-old Dominic Lobalu of South Sudan.

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