Fresh off his world record run in the Netherlands, Kenyan wins big in Berlin.
Two weeks ago in the Netherlands, Leonard Komon became the first man in history to break 27 minutes for 10 kilometers on the roads, clocking 26:44 to shatter the previous world record by 17 seconds. At the ASICS Grand 10 in Berlin on Sunday, Komon didn’t come close to breaking his own world record, but he did shatter countryman Daniel Chebii’s German all-comer’s record record of 27:43 with a 27:12 clocking to win in convincing fashion.
“Before the race I was not sure if I would be able to break my world record once again,” Komon said after the race. “But it was still a superb race and the spectators were great.”
Komon, who won Sunday’s race by 13 seconds over countryman Mike Kigen by 13 seconds, is now the only athlete in history to thrice run under 27:15 for 10K on the roads.
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