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Cheptegey is confident of breaking Bekeles’ world record at 10,000 meters



Joshua Cheptegei Credit: NN Running Team

Ugandan long-distance runner Joshua Chepteigey is confident to striking Kenenisa Bekele’s world record at 10,000 meters in Valencia, Spain.

Cheptegey will try to make history on October 7 at the Turia Stadium after breaking the world record 5,000 million in Monaco in mid-August this year.

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Since arriving in Spain, the 24-year-old has been preparing for shows alongside Dutchman Royce Hoornweg, Australian Ryan Gregson and Kenyan Nicola Klimelli.

[su_quote cite=”Cheptegei told the event website.“]I have been preparing for this. Breaking Bekele’s record is tough, but you have to work to achieve it[/su_quote]

[su_quote]I have already achieved it on the cross and in the 5,000m so I have already shown that it can be done.[/su_quote]

The race is scheduled for Oct 7, 2020 at 10:30 pm EAT and will be broadcast live on the NN Running Team YouTube channel.

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