Cheptegei reigns in the spectacular African duel of 10,000
Joshua Cheptegei, world cross champion, gave Uganda its first gold medal on track, happening on the throne of 10,000 meters to British Mo Farah at the end of a hand in hand during the last lap with the Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha at the World Cup in Doha.
Cheptegei prevailed with the best world brand of the year (26: 48.36) to Kejelcha, who made a personal record with 26: 49.34. Kenya, with Rhonez Kipruto third (26: 50.32), again let the gold escape, as has been the case for the past 18 years.
The Kenyan Timothy Cheruiyot He offered a great exhibition on the closing day of the Doha World Cups with a solo ride that lasted 3: 29.26 in the 1,500 meter final and caused the enthusiasm of an audience that ended up filling the Khalifa stadium.
Cheruiyot, runner-up in London 2017, crushed his opponents. There was the previous champion, Elijah Manangoi, who had damaged an ankle before Doha, but Cheruiyot demanded respect for Kenya. He started as an exhalation from the shot and broke the race: he just ahead (55.01 in the 400, 1: 51.74 in the 800, 2: 48.22 in the 1,200), the others behind to play the honor to accompany him on the podium.
Algerian Taoufik Makhloufi, Olympic champion in London 2012, was the best of the other race, winning in the sprint, with a record of 3: 31.38, to the Polish Marcin Lewandowski, who in turn relegated with a new national record (3: 31.46) to Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen - European champion - to fourth place (3: 31.70).