April 4th 2021 Istanbul Half Marathon, the 26-year-old Kenyan famous player Cheprodić won the championship in 1:04:02, setting a women’s half-horse world record.
In the first 5 kilometers of this competition, the first group of players took 15 minutes and 07 seconds, the second 5 kilometers took 15 minutes and 14 seconds, and the first 10 kilometers took 30 minutes and 21 seconds.
After that, Cheprodić completed 15 kilometers with Obiri and Yerovalo in about 45 minutes and 30 seconds, and then Cheprodić opened the gap with other players.
Cheprodić’s final time was 1 hour, 4 minutes and 2 seconds, raising the world record by 29 seconds. The original record was set by Ethiopian Yashane Brihan in February last year at 1 hour,04:31. Yerovalo finished second with 1 hour, 04:40, improving his personal best.
The first two-time Kenyan women’s 5000m champion Obiri finished third in 1:04:51, and the women’s marathon world record holder Kosgai finished fifth with a time of 1:06:01.
Born in 1994, Cheprodić only began to participate in international competitions in 2016. In 2017, she won the championship in 2 hours, 22 minutes and 36 seconds at the Istanbul Marathon debut, and also set the best time in Istanbul that year with a time of 66 minutes and 19 seconds. In the 2018 Istanbul Marathon, Cheprodić raised his personal marathon performance to 2 hours, 18 minutes and 35 seconds.
In 2019, Cheprodić ran a good time of 2 hours, 17 minutes and 08 seconds in the Dubai Marathon, and successfully won the Doha World Championships in October. In the same year, in the Istanbul Half Horse Race, she raised the best time of the Half Horse to 1 hour,05:30.
In the 2020 season, Cheprodić ran his best personal half horse in 1 hour, 5 minutes and 6 seconds in New Delhi. Now, she goes one step further and sets the world record for women’s half horse.