Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]: Kenya’s Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli and Irene Cheptai broke world record by running the entire race in the 14th version of the World 10K Bengaluru 2022, clocking 27:38 and also 30:35 mins respectively.
The world 10K Bengaluru 2022 is a World Athletics Elite Label Race, which was held on Sunday.
Kipkorir Kimeli, fourth in the Olympic Games 5000m last summertime, took the lead with a kilometre to go as well as competed ahead of Ethiopia’s ruling world U20, 10,000 m champ Tadese Worku to minimize the men’s record by 6 seconds from the previous mark set by his compatriot Geoffrey Kamworor in 2014.
The race started off in an uncommon way with Kenya’s Reynold Kipkorir, that was to ultimately end up ninth, delayed for much of the first 5 Kms, passing the middle in 14:00 mins with the remainder of the elite field staying around 70 metres behind. However, quickly after undergoing 5 kilometres, Worku changed the track as well as started to rapidly tow the leading guys back to Kipkorir before passing by him prior to the 6 Km point and afterwards enhancing the speed better.
Worku still looked fresh as they reached the last kilometre however could not respond when Kipkorir Kimeli took the lead, with the last almost running like a middle-distance runner over the final 300 metres as the finish line come close to in Bengaluru’s Sree Kanteerava Stadium.