Joshua Cheptegei beats the world record (26:38) in the farewell of the 10K Valencia Trinidad Alfonso

Cheptegei signs a new World Record and a prize of 40,000 euros

Valencia, December 1, 2019.- The 23-year-old Ugandan athlete Joshua Cheptegei has
achieved the World Record of 10,000 metres en route in the 10K Valencia Trinidad Alfonso,
after stopping the clock at 26:38 on December 1. The new record achieved in Valencia City
of Running means a prize of 40,000 euros after beating the previous record that was of
Leonard Patrick Komon (26:44).
Cheptegei’s rhythm has been 2’40” per kilometre, confirming that he was fighting for his
objective with one step on kilometre 5.
In this way, the NN Running Team athlete obtains the triple crown by completing a circle of
victories in a year in which he has also been crowned as World Cross Country Champion in
Aarhus (Denmark) and as World Champion of 10.000m (on track) in the recent World
Championships in Doha, Qatar.
The mark achieved by the young athlete is the finishing touch for a race that comes to an
end in the race calendar, as it stops being held in parallel to the Valencia Marathon to allow
for an increase in the mythical distance on December 6, 2020, when it will celebrate its 40th


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