Cheptegei breaks the 5km world record
Another bite to history: Cheptegei's 5k world record!
Already we are warning the last times that there is a Ugandan athlete who has all the wicker to mark a time in this background. Joshua's name and forged in a country with less name than Kenya or Ethiopia, who usually take the podiums of the great championships. After establishing a new world record of 10k in the past Valencia Marathon, it has only taken a couple of months to get another better historical record, in this case a much more ‘modern’, but not less valuable.
It has been in Monaco and has done so with a sufficiency that scares. 12:51 ″, surpassing in 27 seconds the previous record of Rhonex Kipruto in the 10k Ibercaja of Valencia (13:18). And this 5k Herculis circuit of the Monegasque Principality is a real bomb. Last year Julien Wanders ‘premiered’ the approval by World Athletics of these 5k en route (13:22) and a year later Cheptegei has ‘busted’ the chrono again.
The first Ugandan world record came in 2018, with just 21 years. It was in the 15k of NN ZevenHeuvenloop in Holland. Then he has been world champion of cross, of 10,000 (26: 48.06, best world brand of the year and second best brand in the history of the World Cups) and the aforementioned world record in Valencia. An absolute barbarity with just 23 years old. There is nothing ...
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