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Martin Fiz world record in 10K of over 55 years

Fiz has made history again just a month after having achieved the record of Spain in the same distance

Former world marathon champion Martín Fiz  has signed this Sunday the world record of 10 kilometers of older than 55 years in the XI edition of the 10K Valencia Ibercaja, a test in which 10.838 runners participated and the one imposed by the Ethiopians Chala Ketema y Tsehay Gemechu, also with records.

According to the Heraldo.es newspaper, the athlete from Vitoria has achieved the challenge that was proposed and has beaten the world record of 10K M55    with a time of 31:36. Having won all five 'Majors' marathons in his category, Fiz has made history again just a month after setting the Spanish record for the same distance in the 10K Valencia Trinidad Alfonso.

For that world record, the Spanish athlete has had the help of several athletes of the Serrano CA as Nacho Cáceres or Luis Felix, and counting on Nacho Barranco as an official hare.

In the male category, the Ethiopian Chala Ketema He managed to overcome the best time of the circuit with his 27:23, which makes the 10K Valencia Ibercaja one of the fastest in Spain. In addition, the first nine classified have crossed the finish line with marks below 28 minutes, including Juan Antonio 'Chiqui' Pérez (Serrano CA), the first Spaniard to finish in ninth position, with a mark of 27:59.

Meanwhile, in the women's category, the victory went to the Ethiopian Tsehay Gemechu, who also set a new women's record, now 30:15, in a test with three other athletes below the mark of the women's circuit, which was in 30:57 (achieved in 2018).

Photo: Efe / Kai Försterling

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