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Joshua Cheptegei will seek the world record of 10.000 meters in Valencia

Goal down from 26: 17.53

The Ugandan athlete Joshua Cheptegei, will seek to beat the 10.000 meter world record at the NN Valencia World Record Day.

The competition will be held on October 7 at the El Turia Stadium in Valencia,

Goal down from 26: 17.53

Joshua Cheptegei, the 2019 world champion of 10.000, will attempt to lower the mark of 26 minutes, 17 seconds and 53 hundredths set by Kenenisa Bekele in Brussels 15 years ago, making him the longest-lasting men's world record in history.

Organized by the NN Running Team, Global Sport Communication and the SD Roadrunner, this event seeks to consummate the physical form of the Ugandan, who last month broke the world record of the 5.000 meters of the Ethiopian by 1,99 seconds in Monaco.

«I am very excited for the opportunity to face the world record of the 10.000 meters. explains Cheptegei, who last year was proclaimed 10.000 world champion in Doha and has a personal best of 26: 48.36 at this distance.

"I am in excellent physical shape,"

«As my performance in Monaco demonstrated, I am in excellent physical shape, so I want to take this moment to try to break the world record of 10.000 meters.

Kenenisa's 10.000-meter world recordIt's one of the most difficult records to beat, but my training is still going well and that gives me the confidence to believe that I can achieve another world record.

I have very good memories of Valencia, where I managed to break the world record of the 10 kilometers on the road in the 10K Valencia Trinidad Alfonso, so I hope we can do something really special again in this city, where running plays such an important role."He commented.

It has the current world records in 5 and 15 kilometers en route,

In an attempt to add the world record of 10.000 meters to the world record of 5.000 meters on the track and his current world records in 5 and 15 kilometers on the road, Cheptegei will use the d step markers supporte first class, as well as the innovative 'Wavelight' technology.

Joshua plans to make his 21,1km debut in Poland

After his challenge to lower the world record on the athletics tracks of the El Turia Stadium, along section III of the Turia Gardens in Valencia, which will have all the security measures required for the situation on the day of the event, Joshua plans to make his 21,1 kilometer debut at the rescheduled World Half Marathon Championships in Poland on October 17.

NN Running Team athlete Kenenisa Bekele, who has held the 10.000m world record for 15 years, declared himself "delighted" that the record could be improved by Joshua, a teammate of the NN Running Team.

"He is exceptionally talented, in excellent physical shape and I wish him the best in his pursuit of the 10.000m world record in Valencia," he said.

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