RunCzech Racing alumnus Kipruto smashed 10K world record
RunCzech Racing alumnus Rhonex Kipruto is a world-class athletic star. The 20-year old Kenyan set a brand new world record on 10K in Valencia with the time of 26:24. He fulfilled his New Year's resolution, where he promised that he would attack the world-record time he was chasing in 2018.
Rhonex Kipruto had a fantastic 2018 season, where he ran the second best time ever in Birell Prague Grand Prix 10K with the result of 26:46. He is planning to come back to the Czech capital, his second home, this year again. But before that, he is preparing for his first Olympic appearance in Tokyo, where he hopes to represent Kenya's National Team.
Kipruto is a RunCzech Racing alumnus, the program which provided him with the perfect environment for his development. RunCzech together with Ikaika Sports and adidas developed this program for young talents with the intention of creating a new generation of elite athletes. Nowadays, the RunCzech Racing is made of 40 runners from Kenya, Czech Republic and France. This notable roster lists 36 men and 4 women.
The RunCzech Racing has many reasons to be proud of, since its members broke seven world records since the inception in April 2014. RunCzech Racing athletes also managed to win two medals from World and European championships.
Moreover, RunCzech Racing runners were often in the spotlight in the 2019 season, mainly thanks to their 34 podium successes - 16 times first, 8 times second and 10 times third places. They finished 41 times in the top 5 and they got closer to the wonderful goal of achieving two-hundred placements among the top 5 fastest runners as well.
Rhonex Kipruto definitely belongs to the shiniest jewels of the RunCzech Racing, but he is not alone. Joyciline Jepkosgei is a world-record holder over half marathon and 10K distances, Benard Kimeli is a two-time winner of the Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon and the 2017 winner of Birell Prague Grand Prix. Both runners are RunCzech Racing alumni.
RunCzech Racing in numbers – from April 2014 to January 2020:
- 7 world-records
- 2 world best
- 4 world junior best
- 1 World Championship medal
- 1 European Championship medal
- 1 World Junior Championship medal
- 62 victories
- 203 Top 5 finishes