Sunday, September 26, 2010

New World Record for a road 10K

Today, Leonard Patrick Komon of Kenya became the first person ever to run under 27 minutes for a road 10K. He broke the previous world record of 27:01 by his countrymate Micah Kogo. The new record was set at the ABN AMRO Singelloop in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Here is a video of the finish and an interview with the champion.

Leonard Komon sets WR 10k: 26'44" at Singelloop Utrecht from Losse Veter on Vimeo.

The 10,000 meter record for the track is held by Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia with a time of 26:17.53 run at Van Damme Memorial meet in Brussels, Belgium in August, 2005. You can watch the run here. Check out the amazing last lap.

If you haven't hear of Leonard Patrick Komon before, he was the silver medalist, behind gold medalist Kenenisa Bekele, at the World Cross-Country Championships held in Edinburgh in 2008.

Leonard Patrick Komon (left) sharing the podium with Kenenisa Bekele and Zersenay Tadese

1 comment:

Forward Foot Strides said...

Thanks for sharing the vid, those guys are machines!!!