The endless list of records left by the 10k of Valencia
The XII edition of the 10K Valencia Ibercaja, which this year premiered Gold Label of the World Athletics, continues to add milestones for the history of athletics. After the world record of 10K en route achieved by Rhonex Kipruto (26:24), it is also confirmed that the time achieved in his first 5 kilometers of race becomes the 5K world record (13:18).
What is already the fastest 10K race in the world was also the scene of other
brands for history like the European record (Area Record) that Julien renewed
Wanders (27:13), as well as the mark achieved by the athlete Sheila Chepkirui (29:46) that
consolidates her position as the second fastest woman of all time. Up to 29
athletes crossed the finish line under 29 minutes in men (the first 8 lo
they did below 28 minutes) and the first three women managed to do it for
under 30 minutes, getting the second, third and fourth best mark of the
Story in a 10K.
The 10K Valencia Ibercaja also left very important results in other countries. From
In fact, several 10K national records were achieved, in addition to that of Switzerland (Julien
Wanders) and Kenya (Rhonex Kipruto), also in Italy (Daniele Meucci, 28:08),
Holland (Richard Douma, 28:09) and Scotland (Callum Hawkins (28:02), in men, and in Poland (Karolina Naldoska, 32:08) in women.
As for the performance of Spanish athletes, Juan Antonio “Chiki” Pérez stopped the clock
at 28:09. The athlete of Serrano C.A. he was the first national to cross the finish line ahead
by Javi Guerra (28:11, personal best) and Alejandro Fernández (28:36, personal best).