Kenya’s Sabastian Sawe broke 15,000m in record that was set by Haile Gebrselassie at the at the Brussels Diamond League Meeting, which is the 12th leg of the Wanda Diamond League series held on Friday (02) in Brussels, Belgium.
Sawe smashed the fifteen years record of 42’18 with a new record of 41’51”07 though the initial objective was to chase the world record for the one hour on the track held for two years by Mo Farah, that he set at this same venue.
The race organisers had set up a strong deep elite field that included the former world half marathon record-holder Kibiwott Kandie, Albert Kipkorir Tonui and Emmanuel Kipchumba to try and chase Mo Farah’s world Record mark of 21,330m.
Sawe put on a spirited fight but lost gas in the final stage and crossed the finish line in a Kenyan Record of 21250 with Kandie coming home in second place in 20940m. Tonui was forced to settle in third place in 19996m
Kipchumba who is a soldier with the Kenya Defense Forces came home in fourth with Australia’ Andreas Vojta finishing fifth in 19635m and 19316mrespectively.