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Ruth Chepngetich won the Istanbul Half Marathon by 38 seconds

Ruth Chepngetich sprinted away from Ethiopia's Yalemzerf Yehualaw across the final stages to win the Istanbul Half Marathon and set a new world record; the 26-year-old beat the previous record, set 14 months ago by Ababel Yeshaneh, by 29 seconds

Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich smashed the world half marathon record on Sunday, clocking a time of 1:04:02 at the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon to shave 29 seconds off the old mark.

The 26-year-old, a winner in 2017 and 2019, sprinted away from Ethiopia's Yalemzerf Yehualaw across the final stages of the race to win by 38 seconds and beat the previous record set by Ababel Yeshaneh in Ras Al Khaimah in February last year. 

Kenyan Hellen Obiri a two-time world 5,000m champion finished third with a time of 1:04:51 - the fastest debut half marathon in history - to mark the first time three women finished inside 65 minutes in one half marathon. 

Kibiwott Kandie of Kenya won the men's race in a time of 59:35. 

Kandie, who set the world record in Valencia last year, raced into the lead with about 12 minutes remaining and held off the challenge of compatriot Geoffrey Kamworor to claim victory by three seconds, with Roncer Kipkorir taking third place. Reuters/Sky Sports

The reported interest by the Scottish giants on the Harambee Stars defender has come up as Filip Helander attracts Premier League interest

Harambee Stars and Elfsborg defender Joseph Okumu has revealed his desire to play in Europe's top five leagues amid reported interest from Scottish champions, Rangers. 

The reported Rangers interest comes as centre-back Filip Helander is linked with a move to the Premier League. Okumu has been a key player for the Swedish side and the Scottish champions see him as a capable replacement should Helander leave.

Aston Villa and Leicester City are the Premier League sides that have been linked with Helander, 27, whose departure could open a chance for Okumu to find another European club after two seasons with Elfsborg. By Kiplagat Sang, Goal

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The tactician has revealed he will be fielding two different teams in the double-header against Harambee Stars in Nairobi

Tanzania head coach Kim Poulsen has given updates on the national team's preparations ahead of their double-header international friendly matches against Kenya in the next couple of days. 

The two East African countries are using the build-ups to prepare for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers later in March. The Danish tactician has revealed his main focus has been on attack and defense to ensure there is enough balance in the team ahead of the matches.

"Our training... was focused on how to attack and defend because you need to amicably apply both during matches," Poulsen said as quoted by Daily News. Goal

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