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Joshua Cheptegei smashes 15-year-old world record for 10,000m ...While Letesenbet Gidey creates history by shaving five seconds of 5000m world record in Valencia Joshua Cheptegei broke the 10,000m world record with a 26:11 run in Valencia He took six seconds off Kenenisa Bekele's 15-year-old mark on Wednesday night Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia also broke the 500m record with a time of 14:06.62 Both wore Nike spikes, which will extend the sport's debate on shoe technology 

By Riath Al-Samarrai for the Daily Mail

Published: 23:28 BST, 7 October 2020 | Updated: 23:30 BST, 7 October 2020

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Joshua Cheptegei smashed the 10,000m world record with a 26:11 run in Valencia on Wednesday in what will be an ominous sign for Mo Farah ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. 

The pair will go head to head at the Games next year and the Brit will be tasked with somehow overhauling the formidable Ugandan, who also broke the 5000m record this year. In the 10,000m he took six seconds off Kenenisa Bekele's 15-year-old mark.

Only 400 people including sponsors, journalists and staff were allowed into the event due to strict coronavirus measures in Spain but Cheptegei still savoured the

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