JUST IN: Joshua Cheptegei Smashes 5000m World Record

Uganda’s finest Joshua Cheptegei has broken the 5000m World record during the Herculis EBS meeting in the Wanda Diamond League in Monaco, France.

Cheptegei posted a timing of 12:35.36 to set a new world record surpassing a long standing record of 12:37.35 set by Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele in 2004 in Hengelo.

Kenya’s Nicholas Kimeli and Jacob Krop finished in the second and third positions with 12:51.78 and 13:11.32 respectively.

Cheptegei breaks the record that has stood since 2004

Cheptegei has now broken the second world record in the year 2020 having set a new world record of 12:51 during the 5km run in Monaco.

Prior to Championship on Friday night, he had his personal best in the 5000m standing at 12:57.41 which had he achieved last August in Zurich, Switzerland.

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