18-year-old Jacob Kiplimo of Uganda ran the world’s fastest 10K yesterday in Madrid, Spain at the San Silvestre Vallecana in 26:41. Due the the downhill San Silvestre course, his run wasn’t world record eligible. Leonard Patrick Komon holds the current 10K world record at 26:44, set back in 2005. Kiplimo is the U20 10,000m silver medallist and improved on his 10K personal best by over a minute and a half yesterday. 

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Second place in the men’s race went to Abadi Hadis of Ethiopia in 26:54 and third place went to Mande Bushendich in 27:24.  The road race has happened every year for 54 years and gathers huge crowds and competitive fields. 

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Brigid Kosgei of Kenya took the win in the women’s race, beating out Tirunesh Dibaba and finishing in a new course record of 29:54. Kosgei had a great 2018, winning the Chicago Marathon and placing second in London. Her marathon personal best is 2:18:35 from Chicago. 

Second place inc the women’s race went to Hellen Obiri of Kenya in 29:59 and Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia in 30:40. Dibaba is one of the fastest marathoners in the world. At 2:17:56, she’s run just seconds off of the women’s-only world record held by Mary Keitany at 2:17:01. 

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