Joshua Cheptegei sets a new 10km road record for the 2019 highs
VALENCIA: Uganda Joshua Cheptegei set a new 10km road world record in Valencia on Sunday, closing his season in style by eclipsing the previous benchmark set by Kenyan Leonard Komon .
The current 10,000m world champion, who won the IAAF Crusaders World Championships Earlier this year in Denmark, he registered 26 minutes and 38 seconds, improving the Komon brand in 2010 in six seconds, in the Valencia Trinidad Alfonso .
It has been a year. I can't believe it, said the 23-year-old after completing the memorable hat-trick of 2019.
I knew that Valencia was going to be a really fast course, one of the fastest in the world. So achieving what we came for is something really special.
This year has made me very happy.
Cheptegei reached half the road at 1:23 p.m. and the world record appeared within reach when he reached eight km at 9:37 p.m.
He covered the final kilometer at 2:45.