News : Cheptegei devours Bekele’s World Record of 10,000 in Valencia


News : Cheptegei devours Bekele’s World Record of 10,000 in Valencia

Joshua Cheptegei celebrates the record

Few were those who did not have faith that Joshua Cheptegei would snatch another World Record from Kenenisa Bekele after crushing the one held by the 5,000 Ethiopian a couple of months ago in Monaco. On that occasion, the Ugandan fell in almost every lap of 1:01 and in the last two of the minute to break a mark that no one had managed to break since 2004, when Bekele stopped the clock in Hengelo (Netherlands). He set the new world record at 12.35.37, two seconds behind Kenenisa’s record (12.37.35).

More than six seconds of rent

Well, this time the NN Running Team athlete has set a time of 26:11:00 at the El Turia Stadium in Valencia on this ‘NN Valencia World Record Day’. The Ugandan passed 5,000 in 13:05, two seconds faster than Bekele did 15 years ago.

The goal was to lower the 26:17:53 that the Ethiopian achieved in Brussels 15 years ago, the world record for this longest distance in history. To carry out the challenge, just as in Monaco the ‘Wavelight’ light technology was used to mark the step that Cheptegei had to take to overcome Bekele’s record. He has taken more than six seconds off the mark of the Ethiopian Joshua. An atrocity.

In addition, as hares were the Australians McSweyn and Gregson, the Dutch Hoornweg or the Kenyan Kipkorir. All coldly calculated. The idea was that the great protagonist passed the 5,000 in 13:05 (at a pace of 2: 37 / km).

The Ugandan partials were as follows: Partials: 2: 37.9 / 2: 37.2 / 2: 37.7 / 2: 37.0 / 2: 37.9 / 2: 37.3 / 2: 36.9 / 2: 37.5 / 2: 37.3 / 2: 34.3 . Be careful with Joshua’s achievements in the last two years: World Champion 10,000m, WR 15km, WR 5km (road), WR 5,000m and WR 10,000m …

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