Once again, the all-time 10km lists underwent major revision at the Birell Prague 10km, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Saturday (7).
In the women’s race, both winner Sheila Chepkirui and runner-up Dorcas Kimeli, who finished just half a step behind, were credited with 29:57 performances to become just the second and third women to cover the distance in under 30 minutes. Only their Kenyan compatriot Joyciline Jepkosgei, who set the 29:43 world record on this same course in 2017, has run faster.
Steeplechase standout Norah Jeruto, who beat world record-holder Beatrice Chepkoech at the IAAF Diamond League stop in Oslo in June, was third in 30:07.
In the men’s race, Geoffrey Koech fought off Mathew Kimeli in the waning stages to reach the finish line in 27:02, equalling the legendary Haile Gebrselassie as the fourth fastest man ever. Kimeli clocked 27:07, to move up to No. 7 all-time.
A few metres behind, 18-year-old Bravin Kipkogei was third in 27:12, a world U20 best.
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Bob Ramsak for the IAAF
Fonte Oficial: IAAF.
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