Kenyan clocks 14:13 at New Year’s Eve event in Barcelona to take six seconds off Ejgayehu Taye’s mark
Beatrice Chebet ended 2023 in style with a world 5km record of 14:13 on the roads of Barcelona in the Cursa dels Nassos event on New Year’s Eve.
Runner-up was Ejgayehu Taye in 14:21 with Lilian Rengeruk third in 14:25.
Taye held the previous world 5km record with 14:19 from the same Cursa dels Nassos from 2021, although Taye’s run two years ago came in a mixed gender race.
On Sunday (Dec 31) Chebet’s performance therefore not only beat Taye’s mark but smashed the women-only world record of 14:29 which was set by Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi in Herzogenaurach in September 2021.
A stunning end to the 2023 athletics season as Beatrice Chebet smashes the world 5km record 🔥
The double world 5000m medallist and world 5km road running champion clocks 14:13 at Cursa dels Nassos in Barcelona 🇰🇪
She takes six seconds off Ejgayehu Taye’s mark 💥 pic.twitter.com/YMOJZ1cbTs
— AW (@AthleticsWeekly) December 31, 2023
World 1500m finalist Katie Snowden finished seventh in 15:23 to go No.10 on the UK all-time rankings.
The men’s victory, meanwhile, went to Dominic Lobalu in 13:12.
🙌🏻 Emoció màxima en categoria femenina, Beatrice Chebet ha registrat el récord del món amb un temps de 14:12 💥
🚀 ESPECTACULAR! pic.twitter.com/nQs4h63cUe
— BCN Esports (@BCN_esports) December 31, 2023
Also in action on New Year’s Even was Marc Scott and Jess Warner-Judd as they won the Ribble Valley 10km in Lancashire.
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Scott enjoyed a duel with Emile Cairess before kicking clear in the final 100m to win in 28:47 while Warner-Judd was first woman home in 32:42.
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