Joshua CHEPTEGEI

Joshua CHEPTEGEI - Uganda - World Championship 10,000m champion in 2019.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 06 October 2019

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Thursday, 12 September 1996
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Uganda.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Uganda
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Joshua CHEPTEGEI - Uganda - World Championship 10,000m champion in 2019.

Joshua Cheptegei crosses the finish line and thus bettered his silver

medal in the 2017 race in London. The times were very close: 26:49.94

in London for a personal best and another PB in Doha of 26:48.36.



2019 World Athletics Championships. Doha, Qatar.

Final men's 10,000 metres.

 

1.
  Joshua Cheptegei  
 Uganda    26:48.36   WL
 
2.
  Yomif Kejelcha  Ethiopia  26:49.34  PB  
3.    Rhonex Kipruto  Kenya  26:50.32    
4.
   Rodgers Kwemoi  Kenya  26:55.36  PB  
5.    Andamlak Belihu   Ethiopia  26:56.71    
6.
   Mohammed Ahmed  Canada  26:59.35    
7.
  Lopez Lomong  United States    27:04.72  PB  
8.
  Yemaneberhan Crippa  Italy  27:10.76  NR  

On 14th. August 2020 in Monaco during their Diamond League meeting

23 year old Cheptegei broke Kenebisa Bekele's 16-year-old

5,000m world record by nearly two seconds, clocking 12:35.36

At the time Bekele still held the world 10,000m record and was the

second-fastest marathoner in history.