The Israeli city is seeking to transform itself into a running friendly locale.
He needs to run faster than 58:23.
The world's largest 8K kicks off on April 7.
Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana will lead the women's race.
He also had held the world record for 15K.
A total of 11 events are featured.
He blazed a 28:17 10K in high heat and humidity.
He bettered the 13-year-old mark by 14 seconds.
He became the first Kenyan to prevail since 2009.
Delilah DiCrescenzo was the first woman to cross the line.