News : Preview, television, schedules of the Cheptegei World Record in Valencia
The ‘City of Running’ will experience a historic milestone this coming Wednesday. After breaking the 5,000 world record in Monaco in August, Joshua Cheptegei will seek beat the 10,000 meter world record at the NN Valencia World Record Day to be held at the El Turia Stadium in Valencia. The Ugandan will try to lower the mark of 26 minutes, 17 seconds and 53 hundredths achieved by Kenenisa Bekele in Brussels 15 years ago, making him the longest-lasting men’s world record in history. Not only that, but it is speculated that he could even seek to drop below 26 ″, something that might seem like complete madness a few months ago, but given his performance and that challenge of the Louis II of Monaco is within his grasp.
Hares, rhythms and conditions
Cheptegei will face the challenge starting at 9:30 p.m. at the stadium of the Spanish city in an event organized by SD Correcaminos (also organizer of the Valencia Marathon) and the NN Running Team for which Joshua and other stars such as Kipchoge or Bekele himself, who may be dethroned on Wednesday. Finally, the Spanish Ouassim Oumaiz will not participate in the test, that it had been speculated that he would try to attack Fabián Roncero’s Spanish Record. Yes there will be the American Kipchirchir (27.07.55), the compatriots of the great protagonist Kiplangat (28.42.77) and Kissa (27.47.66) or the Spaniards Raúl Celada and David Bascuñana.
To carry out the challenge, ias in Monaco the ‘Wavelight’ lighting technology will be used to mark the step that Cheptegei must follow to overcome the Bekele record. In addition, as hares will be the Australians McSweyn and Gregson, the Dutch Hoornweg or the Kenyan Kipkorir. The idea is that the great protagonist passes the 5,000 in 13:05 (at a pace of 2: 37 / km).
Television and schedules
The challenge can be followed by Teledeporte and via streaming through the link attached in the news item starting at 9:30 p.m. next Wednesday, October 7.
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