Geneva, October 3 (BNA) Bahraini Kalkidan Jezahin won today the Giants Geneva 10 km Road Race in 29 minutes 38 seconds to beat the women’s world record by five seconds for the 10 km race.
Jezahin, who won the silver at the Tokyo Olympics 10,000m in August, bettered the 29.43 mark set by Kenya’s Joycelyn Jepkosgee in 2017.
On this occasion, the First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Chairman of the Public Authority for Sports, President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, expressed his deepest congratulations to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Personal Representative of the King for Humanitarian Action and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Youth Welfare Council, His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, for this historic achievement.
His Highness Sheikh Khaled expressed his pride in the outstanding achievement of runner Kalkidan Jezahin, which proves her outstanding performance.
His Highness Sheikh Khalid praised the Bahrain Athletics Federation, led by Mohammed Abdullatif bin Jalal, members of the board of directors and the technical and administrative staff for their efforts in supporting the Bahraini champions, wishing Kalkidan Jazagni more success.