Agnes Ngetich Becomes The First Woman To Run 10km In Under 29 Minutes

Amidst all the tragic news in the Country, there was a silver lining over the weekend as our own Agnes Ngetich broke the 10km world record.

22-year-old Agnes Ngetich became the first woman to run 10km in under 29 minutes.

Agnes Ngetich Breaks 10km World Record

The Valencia Ibercaja road race in Spain saw Ngetich complete the 10km run in 28 minutes 46 seconds, beating Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw’s 2022 road world record by 28 seconds.

Speaking post the race, Ngetich said she did not expect to break the world record …

“I’m so happy. I didn’t expect this world record,” She said, adding …

“I was coming to improve my time, at least somewhere around 29:14, but I am happy that I ran a world record.”

The 28:46 record also bettered the women’s 10,000m track world record of 29:01.03 held by Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey in 2021.

Ngetich who has been on a roll since 2024 started equaled Beatrice Chebet’s 5km 14:13 world record two weeks ago.

Emmaculate Anyango rans 10km sub 29 minutes too in Valencia

Emmaculate Anyango also ran the 10km race in under 29 minutes, finishing second in 28:57.