Under the Parisian sun, the Kenyan Judith Jeptum broke a record by dominating the women’s marathon event in France last Sunday.
The 2021 Abu Dhabi marathon winner has pulled away in the 28th kilometer to run a personal best and break the course record set by another Kenyan in 2017.
With a time of 2 h 19 min 48 sec, she improved by more than a minute the previous record for the event (2 h 20 min 55 sec) which had been established in 2017 by her compatriot Purity Rionoripo.
Jeptum beat two Ethiopians, Fanti Jimma, 2nd (2 h 22 min 52 sec), and Besu Sado, 3rd (2 h 23 min 16 sec).
The 26-year-old Kenyan was one of the favorites for this 45th edition and had notably won the Abu Dhabi marathon in 2021.