To know about – Joshua Cheptegei [ Uganda ]

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Hi Today I’m sharing information about :– Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei is a Ugandan long-distance runner.

The 23-year-old, who won the 10,000m world title in Doha last year, had promised he would take a shot at the time but success seemed unlikely. However, guided by trackside lights illustrating world record pace, he came home in 12 minutes 35.36 seconds at the Herculis. The previous mark, set by Ethiopian great Kenenisa Bekele, was 12:37.35. Yet, beyond raising his hands in celebration, he was calm after finishing the race and setting a record. He had in his mind no doubt he belonged there.

Remarkably, it is Cheptegei’s second world record in Monaco this year, despite the season being badly disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. He broke the 5km road world record in the principality in February. “Monaco is a special place and it’s one of these places where I could break the world record,” he said. “It took a lot of mind setting to keep being motivated this year because so many people are staying home, but you have to stay motivated. I pushed myself, I had the right staff with me, the right coach”.

Cheptegei broke the world record in the 5K in the Monaco Run 5K on Feb 16, running 12:51 to obliterate the previous record by 27 seconds. On Dec 1, 2019, he set a road 10K world record of 26:38 at the 10K Valencia Trinidad Alfonso in Valencia, Spain — though the record was lowered by Rhonex Kipruto on Jan 12, 2020. “I’m also usually based in Europe, but being based in Uganda with my family was actually really great. I will for sure celebrate the world record when I get home,” he said after shattering the 5,000m world record.

Cheptegei’s run was the standout performance of a stellar night in the Diamond League meeting that was the first full international gathering of the track and field season. He ran the first half of the race faster than Bekele’s world record run of 2004 and matched Bekele stride for stride in the last lap of the race and that appeared invincible for 16 years. Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei produced an astonishing run in Monaco to break the 16-year-old 5,000m world record by nearly two seconds. The Monaco Diamond League meet on August 14 was the first completely in-person Diamond League event of the year. The Diamond League is an annual series of elite track and field athletic competitions comprising 15 of the best invitational athletics meetings. The series sits in the top tier of the World Athletics (formerly known as the IAAF) one-day meeting competitions.

  • The Herculis is an annual track and field meet at Stade Louis II in Fontvieille, Monaco. Previously one of the five IAAF Super Grand Prix events, it is now part of the Diamond League.

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