Kenyan Kipruto beats the 10K world record with 26:24 minutes

The Kenyan Rhonez Kipruto set a new 10K world record en route on Sunday when he won the Valencia Ibercaja race with a time of 26:24 minutes, while his compatriot Sheila Chepkirui won with 29:46.

Although Chepkirui was initially attributed a provisional record of 26:42, which would have meant a world record, it was finally ratified that his mark was 26:46, which is the best time of this circuit.

Kipruto, who also beat the world record by passing through the 5k, preceded his compatriot Bernard Kimeli (27:12) and the Swiss Julian Wanders, third with 27:13, Europe‘s new record.

The previous 10K world record belonged to the Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei, who last December won the 10K Valencia Trinidad Alfonso in a time of 26:38.

In the women’s race, after Sheila Chepkirui, her compatriots Rosemary Wanjiru (29:50) and Norah Jeruto (29:51) have qualified. .

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