The imperial 10k World record (with Adidas!) From Kipruto in Valencia
The Kenyan athlete Rhonex Kipruto has broken the 10k world record on the road this Sunday in the 12th edition of the 10K Valencia Ibercaja, Gold Label of the World Athletics, stopping the clock at 26:24 and overcoming the former brand of the Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei on December 1 at the 10K Valencia Trinidad Alfonso.
In addition, the Swiss Julien Wanders has also broken Europe's record with 27:13, and also the Kenyan Sheila Chepkirui has won in the women's category with a time of 29:46, remaining just four seconds from the women's 10K world mark.
The protagonist surrenders to Valencia
"Valencia it's a fantastic place to run, of first class. The layout is spectacular and the conditions of Valencia too. It was not in my plans to beat the world record, but it was something that I wanted and I felt very happy. It was a little cold but I felt very good, ”said Kipruto.
After Kipruto ended his compatriot Bernard Kimeli (27:12), just ahead of Wanders, who was "very happy" to sign the new European record. “I tried to fight for the world record, but this brand is already an achievement. Valencia is a show, it is the City of Running. It will be one of the best places to get the best world brands and I want to try to come to Valencia at its Half Marathon, and again at this 10K ”, he said.
Chepkirui, at the gates
Meanwhile, Sheila Chepkirui won the race in the women's category with a 29:46 which is the new circuit record, four seconds from the world record. On the podium he was accompanied by his compatriots Rosemary Wanjiru (29:50) and Norah Jeruto (29:51).
Further, Juan Antonio ‘Chiki’ Pérez was the first Spaniard to cross the finish line (28:09), ahead of Javi Guerra (28:11) and Alejandro Fernández (28:36). The first three Spaniards were Laura Méndez (33:01), Isabel Checa (33:55) and Alicia Pérez (34:13). A total of 12,127 runners managed to cross the finish line in the most numerous edition.
- runningvoy (@corriendo_voy) January 12, 2020