President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated Joycilline Jepkosgei for breaking World womens 10km record at the Birell Prague Grand Prix on Saturday, September 9.
The 23-year-old Kenyan won the race by 29:43 minutes, to smash the record in the Czech capital. This was Jepkosgei’s fifth record in just five months.
Jepkosgei has previously broken the 10km, 15km, 20km and the half marathon on her way to the top breaking the World Half Marathon record with victory at the Prague Half Marathon in a time of 1:04:52.
Jepkosgei defeated fellow Kenyan Fancy Chemutai who finished second in 30:06 with Kenyan born Violah Jepchumba of Bahrain, finishing third in a time of 30:25 minutes.
In a message on his social media accounts, Uhuru praised Jepkosgei for the achievement and making Kenya proud.
“Congratulations Joyciline Jepkosgei for breaking the women’s 10km world record at the 2017 Birell Prague Grand Prix. You have done our country proud,” Uhuru said.