Gladys Tejeda sets a new South American record at the Seville Marathon

Fundesta Peru Gladys TeggedHe is back in the news after finishing sixth and setting a new South American record at the Seville Marathon held today in that Spanish city in which the national athlete recorded her first competition in 2022.

The training work done in Kenya with the world’s best long-distance runners seems to be paying off for Gladys Tejeda and this was seen in the Seville Marathon, where the best Latin American was put in at 42km and 195m.

The Junin County-born athlete clocked 2 hours 25 minutes 57 seconds, improving from the 2 hours 26 minutes 48 seconds also set up by Peruvian Ines Melkor, which was founded on September 28, 2014.

Juliette Chikwell (Uganda) won the test with a time of 2 hours 23 minutes 13 seconds. The silver and bronze medal went to Ethiopia. Jada Ponto (2:23:39) was second and Sevan Melako (2:23:49) in third. Between them and the Peruvians, two Kenyans, Josephine Chebkosh and Tahara Changwoni, finished.

Tejeda hopes to compete in the world championships in Oregon and seeks, among his goals, to retain the gold medal in the upcoming Santiago 2023 Pan American Games and to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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