Kenenisa Bekele has cut about 3 seconds off his previous best to run a world record 10k in 26:17.53.

“I had tried to beat the World record (5000m) in London but the pacemakers there were not too good, and in Hengelo (10,000m)I had to compete in bad weather. Today my brother Tariku did a very good job, he was with me up to 5000m, and it is not easy to run in the front for such a long time. The weather and the pace were both perfect, so I was able to break the World record.”

The 10k has been a very fast race all around this year. Bekele has just recently won the 10k at the world championships in Helsinki, Finland at the beginning of the month.