Letesenbet Gidey Wiki
Letesenbet Gidey Biography
Who is Letesenbet Gidey?
Letesenbet Gidey is an Ethiopian long-distance runner. She was a bronze medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games of 10,000 meters, she won a silver medal in the distance at the 2019 World Championships.
Letesenbet Gidey Age?
- She is Born March 20, 1998 (age 23),
- Tigray, Ethiopia
Letesenbet Gidey Height Weight
- Height: 1.66 m
Weight: 50kg (110lbs)
Letesenbet Gidey Games
- Olympic finals: 2021; 10,000m, Bronze
Event (s): Track, cross-country and road racing
World Finals: 2017; 5,000 m, eleventh; 2019; 10,000m, Silver
The First World Record Letesenbet Gidey
The official world records in the 5000 meters are held by Joshua Cheptegei with 12: 35.36 for men and Letesenbet Gidey with 14: 06.62 for women. The first world record in the men’s 5000m was recognized by World Athletics (formerly the International Association of Athletics Federations, or IAAF) in 1912.
Ethiopian Letesenbet Gidey Broke the World Record
Ethiopian Letesenbet Gidey broke the world record for the women’s half marathon on Sunday, finishing in one hour, two minutes and 52 seconds in the Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Half Marathon.
The 23-year-old Gidey, who is also the world record holder for 5,000 meters (14: 06.62) and 10,000 meters (29: 01.03), dropped the previous half marathon mark of 1:04:02 set by more than a minute. by Ruth Chepngetich from Kenya in April this year.
“I am very happy to break the world record in my first half marathon and my first race for the NN Running Team. Thank you Valencia, ‘said Gidey, a bronze medalist at the 10,000-meter Tokyo Olympics.
His 10-kilometer division was 29:45 minutes, around 35 seconds better than Chepngetich’s pace when he set the record, and he steadily improved in sunny conditions to sail to victory.
In August, another Ethiopian, Yalemzerf Yehualaw, ran 1:03:44 in County Atrim. However, that time was not ratified and has now been beaten in any case.
On Sunday, Yehualaw finished in 1:03:51, which was also within the previous world record.
In the men’s race, Kenyan Abel Kipchumba made a late charge to win in 58:07 minutes, taking him to sixth place on the all-time world list.
World Athletics Elite Label
His Kenyan compatriot Rhonex Kipruto was second in 58:09 and Daniel Mateiko was third in 58:26 as the top seven men finished the World Athletics Elite Label road race in 59 minutes.
Letesenbet Gidey Quicks and Facts
- Letesenbet Gidey broke the women’s half marathon world record in Valencia
- Gidey finished in 1:02:52, taking over a minute off Ruth Chepngetich’s record
- The Ethiopian managed to finish ahead of compatriot Yalemzerf Yehualaw