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Ethiopia's Amane Beriso Threatens Brigid Kosgei's Marathon World Record at the Valencia Marathon.

Ethiopias Marathon athlete Amane Beriso threatened the Women World Record set by Kenyan Brigid Kosgei in 2019 Chicago Marathon when she ran the second fastest time in the World at the at 42nd edition of the Valencia Marathon held on Sunday (04) in Valencia, Spain.

The 31 yerar-old who came to this race with lifetime best of 2:20.48 that she got at the Dubai Marathon where she finished in second. Beriso beat the race favorite Letesenbet Gidey when she cut the tape with a new course record time of 2:14.58 erasing the old record of 2:17.16 that was set in 2020 by Olympic Marathon champion Peres Jepchichir.

Gidey who was making her debut over the distance, set two of her four world records in Valencia in the 5000m with 14:06.02 in 2020 and in the half marathon with 1:02.52 in 2021, was forced to settle in second place with a lifetime best of 2:16.49.

Kenya’s Shelia Chepkurui who was making her debut over the marathon distance after setting her half-marathon best of 1:04:36 in Ras Al Khaimah, set the fastest time indebut when she crossed the line in tird in atime of 2:17.29.

Another Ethiopian Tadu Teshome finished in fourth with Fancy Chemutai coming home in fifth in a time of 2:17.36 and 2:18.11 respectively. Both athletes pulled life time bests

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