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Kenya’s Kipruto Breaks 10km World Record In Valencia

Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto celebrates ending third within the Men’s 10,000m remaining on the 2019 IAAF Athletics World Championships on the Khalifa International stadium in Doha on October 6, 2019.
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Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto set a brand new 10km highway world report of 26 minutes 24 seconds in Valencia on Sunday. 

Kipruto bettered the earlier quickest time set by Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei, additionally in Valencia final month, by 14 seconds.

Both occasions are pending official ratification.

The astonishing run by Kipruto additionally included him breaking the 5km highway world report after he crossed the midway level of the 10km race in 13:18.

Kipruto got here near breaking the 10km world report when he registered 26:44 in Prague in September 2018.

The 20-year-old gained a bronze medal on the World Championships in Qatar final yr.

His compatriot Bernard Kimeli got here second in Valencia, ending lower than a minute behind in 27:12. Switzerland’s Julien Wanders was third with a time of 27:13.

AFP

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