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. Three months later on 7th. October

in Valencia he set a men's 10,000 metres world record of 26min 11.00

bettering the record of 26:17.53 set by Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele in Brussels 15 years

earlier. The race was organised by Jos Hermens’ Global Sports Communication agency,

which set up event, not to charge for broadcast rights meant that many thousands of

athletics fans around the globe were able to watch this feast of distance running

on the World Athletics YouTube channel. Earlier in the evening Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey

took almost five seconds off the women's 5,000 metres world record with a time of 14:06.62