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10K World Record Attempt On Tap

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Oct. 5, 2010

Komon, Kogo will race on the roads in Berlin on Sunday.

Leonard Komon, the Kenyan who smashed the world record for 10K on the roads in the Netherlands two weeks ago with an impressive 26:44 clocking, will face off against countryman Micah Kogo, the previous world record holder and reigning Olympic bronze medalist in the 10,000 meters, this Sunday at the ASICS Grand 10 in Berlin.

A group of hired pacesetters have been lined up to tow these two men through the German capital under world-record pace.

For More: IAAF

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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