Rhonex Kipruto missed to break 10km world record with two seconds during the Birell Grand Prix 10km race ran in Prague.
The world under 20 10,000m champion almost broke the Leornard Komon’s world record of 26:44 when he fell short of it with two seconds to set the second fastest time over the same distance.
Kipruto, who last April ran a 27:08 USA all-comers record at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K in New York, blasted from the start when he hit the 5km mark in 13:31.
The 18 year-old took on the last 5km with an astonishing 13:15 to smash the previous course record of 27:10 that was set by his fellow country-mate Benard Kimeli at last year’s edition.
All of the top-10 men last night ran under 28 minutes.
Kipruto lead a 1-2-3 Kenyan podium finish as he was followed by Geoffrey Koech who crossed the line in 27:18 with Mathew Kimeli who is also a training partner of Kipruto with both coached by Bro Colm O’Connell closing the podium three finishes in 27:26.
- Rhonex Kipruto (KEN) 27:46
- Geoffrey Koech (KEN) 27:18
- Mathew Kimeli (KEN) 27:26