NN Valencia WR Day
Joshua Cheptegei will target the men’s 10,000-meter world record and Letesenbet Gidey will go for the women’s 5,000-meter world record in Valencia.
Cheptegei went 13:07 - 13:03 to set the new 10,000 mark and wipe Kenenisa Bekele from the record books while Gidey, who hadn't won a 5000 race in four years, broke Tirunesh Dibaba's 5000 world record.
Joshua Cheptegei (26:11.00) and Letesenbet Gidey (14:06.62) Break Men's 10,000 and Women's 5,000 World Records In Valencia
It was a special day for distance fans as a 12-year-old women's world record and a 16-year-old men's world record fell in Valencia.
Could the Men's 10,000 and Women's 5000m Record Both Fall? NN Valencia WR Day Preview: Cheptegei & Gidey Target History
Eight weeks after his 5k WR in Monaco, Joshua Cheptegei will try to break Kenenisa Bekele's 10k mark of 26:17.53 on Wednesday. Shadrack Kipchirchir will try to become just the third American under 27:00, while Letesenbet Gidey wants Tirunesh Dibaba's 14:11.15 5k WR.