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Added 28th August 2005 03:00 AM

BONIFACE Kiprop clocked the world’s third fastest 10000 metres time of the season on Friday night to become the tenth fastest man ever in the 25-lap race.

BONIFACE Kiprop clocked the world’s third fastest 10000 metres time of the season on Friday night to become the tenth fastest man ever in the 25-lap race.

By James Bakama

Evolution of Kiprop’s 10000m record


2003 27:15.88
2004 27:04.00
2005 26:39.77

Last six world records
Gebreselassie 26:43.53
Hissou (Morocco) 26:38.08
Tergat (Kenya) 26:27.85 Gebreselassie 26:22.75
Bekele (Ethiopia) 26:20.31
Bekele (Ethiopia) 26:17.53

BONIFACE Kiprop clocked the world’s third fastest 10000 metres time of the season on Friday night to become the tenth fastest man ever in the 25-lap race.
Kiprop was second in national record time behind Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, who set a new world mark at a Golden League race on the very fast Brussels track. Kiprop has broken the record three times at the same venue.
Bekele, Haile Gebreselassie , Paul Tergat, Nicholas Kemboi, Abebe Dinkesa, Paul Koech, Salah Hissou, Abdullah Ahmad and Sileshi Sihine are the men with better times than Kiprop on the all-time list.
Only Bekele, who was 22.44 seconds faster than second placed Kiprop in Brussels and Abebe Dinkesa, have run faster than the Ugandan this year.
Kiprop first sparkled on the same track in 2003 when he sliced 21.52 seconds from his brother Martin Toroitich’s national record of 27:47.00. Kiprop was back on the same track the following year and set 27:04.00.
The Standard High School student (932 above, and left), who finished fourth at the World championships in Helsinki in a race won by Bekele, runs again at the IAAF athletics final on September 8 and 9 in Monaco.

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