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New 8k World Record set in Boston!

July 7, 2014

The 2014 B.A.A. 10k featured a special world record. Kenians Stephen Sambu AND Geoffrey Mutai Kiprono set a new 8k world record at the 8k split: 21:01.1. They crossed the BibTag mats in 21:01.03 and 21:01.10 respectively, which for record-keeping purposes represents a tie. Stephen Sambu pushed through and won the race in 27:25, beating Geoffrey Mutai Kiprono by 10 seconds.

MYLAPS congratulates both athletes on this amazing performance, as well as the B.A.A. race officials and timekeepers for doing a great job!

Check this video for the race highlights: