Kipruto, Kiplimo contest key talking point in Valencia race

Rhonex Kipruto of Kenya reacts after crossing the finish line to win the men's 10,000m race during the IAAF Diamond League competition on May 30, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Photo credit: Fredrik Sandberg | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The 2016 World Half Marathon silver medalist Bedan Karoki who is currently training in Japan, Alfred Barkach, Stephen Kiprop and Kelvin Kiptum will be also compete in the 21km race.
  • Sheila Chepkirui who won the Valencia and Prague 10km Run in January will compete in the women’s 21km race. She will come up against defending champion Senbere Teferi from Ethiopia.

When athletes line up for the 2020 Valencia Marathon on December 6, another battle will be unfolding in men’s half marathon at the same event, which might see more records falling.

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