Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet has broken the women’s’ world 5km record in an excellent display of athleticism at the esteemed Cursa dels Nassos road race in Barcelona.
The 23-year-old finished the race in a remarkable 14 minutes and 13 seconds, beating the women-only record set by Ethiopian Senbere Teferi by an incredible 16 seconds.
This accomplishment by Chebet also sees her timing in six seconds faster than the current women’s world record in a blended race, recently held by Ethiopia’s Ejgayehu Taye at the 2021 Cursa dels Nassos.
Taye, also aged 23, guaranteed the subsequent spot in this thrilling race, while Kenya’s Lilian Rengeruk, 26, got an excellent third position.
Chebet began by securing the world crosscountry title in Bathurst back in February 2023. Her predominance went on with the debut world 5km title in Riga in October, setting her status as an amazing powerhouse. Chebet won a bronze medal in the 5,000-meter race at the World Championships in Budapest in August, adding to her impressive resume.
British athletes Katie Snowden and Holly Dixon showcased their prowess, finishing in seventh and tenth place, respectively, amidst a fiercely competitive field. The men’s race saw 25-year-old Dominic Lobalu of South Sudan arising triumphant, adding one more layer of fervor to this outright exhilarating event.