Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei smashes fastest 10km ever run in SA
On Friday‚ Ugandan runner Joshua Cheptegei promised to cover 10km through the Durban CBD in 27-minutes and 20-seconds.
And on Sunday he exceeded that promise‚ smashing the FNB Durban 10K CUTYSURFRUN in 27:16 - the fastest 10km ever run on South African soil (beating his own record from the same race almost exactly a year ago).
Swiss Julien Wanders finished in second‚ 16-seconds behind‚ in a time of 27:32. Moses Koech of Kenya in third in 27:46.
The best-placed South African was Stephen Mokoka‚ who - just three weeks after wining the Cape Town Marathon - came in sixth place more than a minute behind Cheptegei‚ in a time of 28:18.
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