EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Kenyan Moses Mosop broke the world record by running the 30,000 meters in 1 hour, 26 minutes, 47.4 seconds on Friday night at the Prefontaine Classic meet.
Mosop also broke the 25,000-meter world record en route in 1:12:25.4.
Both records were previously held by Japan’s Toshihiko Seko, who ran the rarely contested 30k in 1:29:18.8 and the 25k in 1:13:55.8 in the same race at Christchurch in 1981.
The race was among the distance events contested Friday night as part of the Prefontaine Classic, the fourth stop on the international Diamond League circuit.
The meet continues on Saturday.