Agnes Ngetich, the holder of the World Cross-country bronze medal, displayed an exceptional performance in the recent 10km road race in Lille, France, held on November 18.
Ngetich secured victory with an impressive time of 29:24, marking it as the second-fastest time ever recorded in the race. Following closely behind, Emmaculate Anyango achieved a Personal Best of 29:34, claiming second place, while Christine Njoki completed the top three with a time of 29:40.
At the age of 22, Ngetich has maintained an outstanding performance throughout this season and is determined to continue her winning streak into the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris, France. Her ambition is set on competing in the 10,000m event, aiming to excel on the global stage.
Previously, Ngetich had clocked a world record time of 29:24 at the Brasov Running Festival in Romania. However, this achievement was not ratified by World Athletics due to the course not meeting the required standards.
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In addition to her recent victory in Lille, Ngetich emerged triumphant at the Athletics Kenya Cross-Country Meet at Kyongong Grounds, Bomet County. Her time of 31:55 secured her the first position, surpassing Cynthia Chepngeno and Sandra Chebet, who finished second and third with respective times of 31:59 and 32:11.
Ngetich’s outstanding performance in Lille positions her with the second-fastest time recorded by a woman in history, trailing behind former London Marathon champion Yalemzerf Yehualaw. Yehualaw set the world record earlier this year with an impressive time of 29:14, achieving victory in the women’s event in Castellón, Spain.
Ngetich’s dedication and exceptional talent mark her as a prominent figure in the world of athletics, setting the stage for an exciting journey towards the pinnacle of athletic success in the forthcoming Olympic Games.