Kenyan Olympian Weldon Langat, broke the course record with the second fastest time ever in history at the Madrid Vintage Run held on Sunday (5) in Puente del Rey, Spain.
The 26 year-old was taken to task by the pacer Demeke Tesfaye Ademe from Ethiopia who took him through the first 4k at 2:40 and 2:41 before dropping at the 5k mark, with Langat taking charge of the race to run solo for the reminder and cutting the tape with the fastest time ever seen in Madrid of 26:35.
Langat was followed later by his compatriot Michael Kibet who crossed the finish line twelve seconds later.
Ethiopia’s Yasin Haji Hayato closed the podium three finishes in 26:48
- Weldon Langat (KEN) 26:35
- Michael Kibet (KEN) 26:47
- Yasin Hayato (ETH) 26:48