Cheptegei shatters 10km road world record

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first_img10 km (road)26:44Joshua CheptegeiUGA1 Dec 2019Valencia marathonValencia Half marathon58:23Zersenay Tadese ERI21 Mar 2010Lisbon Half MarathonLisbon Share on: WhatsApp 100 m9.58Usain Bolt JAM16 Aug 2009World ChampionshipsBerlin 800 m1:40.91David Rudisha KEN9 Aug 2012Olympic GamesLondon 3000 m7:20.67Daniel Komen KEN1 Sep 1996Rieti MeetingRieti 1000 m2:11.96Noah Ngeny KEN5 Sep 1999Rieti MeetingRieti Mile3:43.13Hicham El Guerrouj MAR7 Jul 1999Golden GalaRome 15 km (road)41:05Joshua Cheptegei UGA18 Nov 2018ZevenheuvelenloopNijmegen Cheptegei set a new World record today. He is the 10k World Champion, the 10k road world record holder and the 2019 World Cross country champion. PHOTO @nnrunningteam NEW 10KM ROAD WORLD RECORD CHEPTEGEI    26:38 Wins sh162million<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Kampala, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG  | World champion Joshua Cheptegei has added the 10km road world record to his many accolades, with a stunning run today in Valencia.Cheptegei shaved off an astonishing 6 seconds off the world record, running 26:38 to win a sh162 million prize (40,000 euros).The 23-year-old last year also broke the 15km road record and now becomes the first Ugandan to hold two world records, moving a step ahead of the legend John Akii Bua, world record holder in the 400m Hurdles in 1972.The 10K Valencia Trinidad Alfonso event, was held in parallel with the Valencia Marathon. It is the last edition of this event in Valencia and that is why an attempt was made to set a new world record over this distance to mark the occasion.The old record was held by the Kenyan runner Leonard Patrick Komon (26:44) in Utrecht on the 26th of September 2010. 20,000 m (track)56:25.98Haile Gebrselassie ETH27 Jun 2007Golden Spike OstravaOstrava 400 m43.03Wayde van Niekerk RSA14 Aug 2016Olympic GamesRio de Janeirocenter_img 2000 m4:44.79Hicham El Guerrouj MAR7 Sep 1999ISTAFBerlin 10,000 m (track)26:17.53Kenenisa Bekele ETH26 Aug 2005Memorial Van DammeBrussels 20 km (road)55:21Zersenay Tadese ERI21 Mar 2010Lisbon Half MarathonLisbon 58:18Abraham Kiptum KEN28 Oct 2018Valencia Half MarathonValencia The Ugandan athlete was confident before the race. “I want to beat the world record in Valencia, Ciudad del Running. I know it is a very fast circuit and that it has an amazing Finish. That’s why I hope to make history in what will be the last edition of the 10K Valencia Trinidad Alfonso”.Cheptegei becames only the second Ugandan athlete after legend John Akii-Bua to set a world best time. He matched Akii Bua with a stunning run last year at the 15km NN Zevenheuvelenloop (Seven Hills Race) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.He clocked 41.05 minutes, taking 8 seconds off the previous mark set in 2010.Selected word records  5000 m12:37.35Kenenisa Bekele ETH31 May 2004Fanny Blankers-Koen GamesHengelo 200 m19.19Usain Bolt JAM20 Aug 2009World ChampionshipsBerlin 1500 m3:26.00Hicham El Guerrouj MAR14 Jul 1998Golden GalaRome RELATED STORIES EventPerf.Athlete(s)Nat.DateMeetingLocationlast_img

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