World News – UA – Joshua Cheptegei breaks 10,000m world record


Joshua Cheptegei broke the 10,000m track world record on Wednesday in Valencia with a time of 26 minutes 1100 seconds

He lowered the previous mark of 26min 1753sec set by Kenenisa Bekele in 2005 in Brussels

It was the 24-year-old world champion’s third 10,000m world record this year and solidified his position as the new middle distance maestro

Then, after a period of coronavirus lockdown in his native Uganda, he returned to Monaco and, in his first comeback race, wiped nearly two seconds off 16-year-old Bekele’s track world record. years old, on the 5000m while he was timing 12min 3535sec

Cheptegei notified his class when he won the silver medal at the 2017 world championships in London when he was only 20 years old

Last year he got better, taking gold in Doha He had already won the world cross country championship five months earlier

Until Wednesday, Cheptegei had only the 18th fastest time over the distance with a best in Doha of 26min 4836secs, more than half a minute off the record

But his performance in August was auspicious and he was helped by quick pacemakers, including Kenyan Nicholas Kimeli, world finalist over 5,000 meters

Another factor was her shoe, the carbon-plated Nike Vaporfly from Nike worn by Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia when she created a new women’s 5,000m earlier.

Joshua Cheptegei, 10,000 meters, Letesenbet Gidey, 5,000 meters, Uganda, Kenenisa Bekele, athletics, world record

World news – UA – Joshua Cheptegei breaks record for 10,000m track world



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