It was imposed with a record of 26:24. His compatriot Sheila Chepkirui, at 29:46, was the female winner and set a new circuit record. The European distance record also fell
The Kenyan Rhonez Kipruto I established a new Sunday 10K world record en route to win in the race of Valencia Ibercaja with a time of 26:24 minutes. The women's world record was also about to fall. His compatriot Sheila Chepkirui prevailed with 29:46, the shortest time of the circuit but four seconds below the record.
Kipruto took the glory in Valencia. In addition to a 10K record, he scored the best world time to pass through the 5k, which he already predicted would make a historic mark. The previous 10K world record belongs to the ugands Joshua Cheptegei, which last December won the 10K Valencia Trinidad Alfonso in a time of 26:38.
“Valencia is a fantastic place to run, first class. The layout is spectacular and the conditions of Valencia too. It was not in my plans to break the world record, but it was something that I wanted and I feel very happy,” explained the Kenyan crossing the finish line ..
To the great achievement of Kipruto is added the 10K European record achieved by Julien Wanders (27:13), third in the finish line after Kipruto and his compatriot Bernard Kimeli (27:12). The Swiss athlete beats his own mark. “I am very happy to have succeeded. I tried to fight for the world record, but this brand is already an achievement,” she said. Wanders also said that Valencia “is a spectacle, it is the city of running. Being one of the best places to get the best world brands and I want to try to come to Valencia at their Half Marathon, and again at this 10K,” he said.
In the women's race, after Sheila Chepkirui, her compatriots Rosemary Wanjiru (29:50) and Norah Jeruto (29:51) have qualified.
Great level in Spanish athletes
Regarding the performance of Spanish athletes, Juan Antonio “Chiki” Prez Stop the clock at 28:09. The athlete of Serrano C.A. He was the first national to cross the finish line ahead of Javi Guerra (28:11) and Alejandro Fernndez (28:36). The Spanish female pdium have formed it Laura Mndez (33:01), Isabel Checa (33:55) and Alicia Prez (34:13).
In this way, the 10K Valencia Ibercaja fulfills its objective of celebrating its most ambitious and numerous edition, since it has also achieved this 2020 a record of finish line. In total, 12,127 runners crossed the finish line of what is already the fastest 10K in the world.
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