Cheptegei smashes Bekele's legendary 5,000 World Record
Ugandan athlete Joshua Cheptegei broke the world record of 5,000 meters, so far held by Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele (12: 37.35), and set the mark with a stratospheric time of 12: 35.37 in the Monaco Diamond League.
Cheptegei was down in almost every lap of 1:01 and in the last two of the minute to break a mark that no one had managed to beat since 2004, when Bekele stopped the clock in Hengelo, the Netherlands.
In the same race, Spaniard Ouassim Oumaiz also signed a great time after setting his personal best after running at 13: 13.14.
For his part, the Norwegian athlete Jakob Ingebrigtsen broke the European record of 1,500 meters after setting the stopwatch at a time of 3: 28.68 in the Monaco Diamond League to overcome the previous record held by the British Mohamed Farah (3: 28.81 ) in 2013.
Ingebrigtsen finished second behind Kenyan Thimothy Cheruiyot, who set the best world record of the year with a time of 3: 28.68. The Norwegian came down from 3:30 with a very fast race.
In it, the Spanish athlete Jesús Gómez shattered his personal best in the 1,500 meters after finishing in sixth place in the league with a time of 3: 33.07 with which he lowered his previous record by more than three seconds.