Kenya’s Weldon Langat is the man on a mission as he targets to lower the course record at the third edition of the Brasov Running Festival 10K Race scheduled for September 10, 2023 in Brașov, Romania.
The 25-year-old who also carries a life time best of 26:55 that he got this year in January at the Valencia 10km where he took the top honors will be targeting the race course record of 26:51 that was set last year by his compatriot Nicholas Kimeli.
Langat will not have an easy time as he will have to get past the 2018 World U20 5000m Champion, Edward Zakayo, World Athletics Championships Budapest 5000m contender Cornelius Kemboi, Emanuel Kiprop who comes to this race with the third fastest time on paper of 27:13 and Laban Kiplimo who holds a personal best of 27:15.
The course around Brasov is flat and fast, as proven last year, with a 3.3km loop that offers the spectators the opportunity to see the athletes three times, with the Transylvanian region’s Carpathian Mountains acting as a spectacular back drop to the race.
“We are in the process of establishing the Brasov Running Festival as one of the leading road race events in Europe with the ultimate aim of seeing world records set here,” said Race Director Daniel Santa.
“With it being in the heart of Transylvania, the scenery only enhances what we expect will be spectacular performances by the elite athletes in the 10km while the race offers a fantastic experience to those in the mass participation event,” he added.