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25km WR men

Postby d pickup » Mon May 07, 2012 9:45 am

'Kimetto breaks 25km World record in Berlin'

Report suggests he's 28, or is he 18? Certainly iaaf site has details of only activity of him for '11 and '12

Dennis Kipruto Kimetto, KEN, '94, 1:11:18, 6may12

prev WR 1:11:50 Sammy Kosgei '10

10000 28.30.0 '11
15km 42.57 '12
20km 57.25 '12
HM 59.14 '12

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Re: 25km WR men

Postby LiamRiley » Mon May 07, 2012 10:43 am

Things do seem a bit messy passport-wise. He entered the Nairobi Half Marathon as Dennis Kipruto Koech, then his passport says he is Dennis Kipruto Kimelli, and now he claims to be called Dennis Kipruto Kimetto.

Call me a cynic, but his claimed birthdate of 22/01/1994 is just two alterations away from the previously known date of 22/04/1984. This doesn't look like a 17-year-old boy. He won half marathons in Nairobi, Ndakaini and Eldama Ravine in 2011, yet no one mentioned he was a young teenager then. Saying that, a Dennis Kipruto came fifth at the junior Africa XC in 2011. Confusing...

I'll ignore the DOB and just focus on what was a great world record run regardless!
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