That bettered the earlier finest set by Jepchirchir herself in Prague on September 5 of 1hr 05min 34sec.
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She got here dwelling simply two seconds away from Germany’s Melat Yisak Kejeta, who smashed the European women-only document to take silver in 1hr 05min 18secs, with Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw an extra second behind.
On a chilly and windy morning, a gaggle of favourites broke away early in the course of the four-lap race however three of them suffered falls to vanish from rivalry.
Defending champion Netsanet Gudeta’s race virtually got here to an abrupt cease because the leaders took a 90-degree activate to the seafront, the defending champion taking a fall and shedding a number of seconds to the leaders.
It was a niche she would by no means shut, the Ethiopian slipping farther behind in the course of the third lap.
Turkey’s Yasemin Can led a gaggle of seven by way of 10km in 30minutes 47sec after which Jepchirchir started to take management.
The Ethiopian Ababel Yeshaneh, world document holder in a combined race (1hr 04min 31sec), then tangled with Joyciline Jepkosgei and each crashed to the bottom, leaving Jepchirchir, Kejeta and Yehualaw to battle it out within the ultimate dash.