Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh smashes half marathon record wearing Nike Vaporfly shoes
Yeshaneh emerged triumphant Friday after a duel with world marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei to cross the line at 1 hour four minutes 31 seconds.
Second-placed Kosgei was two moments in the mark set by her compatriot to get a record that is Kenyan.
“I did not envision this result,” explained Yeshaneh, that was taking more than just a minute off her previous best for the half marathon distance.
Running at four minute 55 second speed per mile (1604m), Yeshaneh shrugged off the attentions of both Kosgei after the 16km mark and hauled away for a famous victory.
Both have been running in a version of Nike sneakers, which comply with rules put by World Athletics to restrict the thickness of the only and the usage of fluids.
Kosgei wore an version when she smashed the 2003 world marathon record of Britain’s Paula Radcliffe in the past year’s Chicago marathon with a time of two hours 14 minutes .
It came a day after her compatriot Eliud Kipchoge became the first person using exactly the identical version of the shoes.
Kipchoge’s time of one hour 59 minutes 40 seconds will not input the record books due to his usage of groups of pacemakers, however the nature of performances raised concerns within the high-tech Nike shoes.
World Athletics acted a month to set new rules over thickness, however there are still concerns that athletes might be at a competitive disadvantage from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The Kibiwott Kandie of kenya won the men’s race in Ras Al Khaimah at a time of 58 minutes 18 seconds clear under a minute outside of the world album.