So if Kamworor isn’t doing the 10,000, what else is there? Well, how about another world record attempt in Valencia?
The Valencia Marathon is still scheduled to go ahead as an elite-only race on December 6. There is also a half marathon scheduled for that weekend. And in a press release three weeks ago, Valencia said “there will be a team of elite athletes who will approach the world records for both distances.”
That seems a far more likely option. It’s an event that will be set up for athletes to run very fast, and it gives Kamworor almost 10 weeks from now to get fully back to running. It’s possible Kamworor, a two-time New York City Marathon champion, could run the full 26.2 in Valencia, but the guess here is he’ll do the half and try to lower his own world record and in the process become the first man under 58 minutes (his pb is 58:01).