Former world half marathon record-holder Peris Jepchirchir wants her record back.
Jepchirchir, who enjoyed the record for one month before it was shattered by compatriot Joyciline Jepkosgei, said that she was bitter she could not enjoy the record for some time, but nonetheless happy to have entered the history books.
Fresh from maternity leave, Jepchirchir ran her debut in the Kass International Marathon in Eldoret on Sunday finishing third in 2:39:16 behind second-placed Beatrice Ruto (2:45:07) and winner Cynthia Jerop (2:39:16).
"I want to train well as I look forward to being in the history books again by breaking another world record in half marathon. I enjoyed the record for a month only to be lowered by my compatriot Joyciline Jepkosgei but soon I will lower her time," hinted the Kapsabet-based athlete.
Drawing inspiration from four-time New York Marathon champion Mary Keitany, Jepchirchir said that she will continue training before she debuts in an international race.
"I used the Kass International Marathon to gauge my performance and coming third shows that I can make it. I'm eyeing an international race where I want to also do well before I enter into big marathon races," she revealed.