The Athletics Illustrated Person of the Week honours for the week of
September 7, 2020, goes to Kenyan athlete Jeres Jepchirchir. Jepchirchir won the Prague Half Marathon in a new world record time of 65:34.

Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir on Saturday broke the world record for a women’s only half marathon, stopping the clock at one-hour, five minutes, and 34 seconds.

The performance bettered the old record by 37 seconds which stood at 1:06:11. It was set by Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gudeta at the 2018 World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia.

Photo by RunCzech

See Jepchirchir’s World Athletics Profile

The Athletics Illustrated Person of the Week recognition is an endeavor that aims to recognise noteworthy or newsworthy achievements, actions or events in the sport of athletics by individuals who are involved or have affected the sport in some way.

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