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Cheptegei aims for 10k WR in Valencia

Valencia, 2nd September 2019 – The 10K Valencia Trinidad Alfonso, which will be held in parallel with the Valencia Marathon on the 1st of December, will be the last edition of this event in Valencia. Joshua Cheptegei, the Ugandan athlete will try to set a new world record in a 10K race.

As it is the last edition of this even, an attempt will be made to set a new world record over this distance to mark the occasion.

Joshua Cheptegei to try for the World Record in the 10K Valencia Trinidad Alfonso

The Organisers of the 10K — SD Correcaminos (running club) and Valencia City Council — have selected the Ugandan athlete Joshua Cheptegei to make the attempt to beat the world record, currently set by the Kenyan runner Leonard Patrick Komon (26:44) in Utrecht on the 26th of September 2010.

Cheptegei is a member of the NN Running Team, the world’s first professional athletics team, which features the world’s best 60 long-distance runners. His next objective is the World Championships in Doha. After that, he will train hard for two months to be in tip-top form to compete in Valencia City of Running, on the 1st of December.

The Ugandan athlete said: “I want to beat the world record in Valencia, Ciudad del Running. I know it is a very fast circuit and that it has an amazing Finish. That’s why I hope to make history in what will be the last edition of the 10K Valencia Trinidad Alfonso”.

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