Ugandan World Champion Joshua Cheptegei has been nominated for August’s World Athletics Moment of the Month for his stunning 5000m world record of 12:35.36 at the Monaco Diamond League.
Last month Cheptegei broke the 16-year-old competition world record time of 12:37.35 minutes set by Ethiopian runner Kenenisa Bekele in 2004. Cheptegei posted a new world record of 12:35.37.
The 23-year-old is back in training after completing 14 days of mandatory quarantine. He is preparing for 2021 Olympics in China.
Cheptegei is competing with Valarie Allman for the monthly award. Valarie last month became the first American woman to break the 70m barrie. She holds the US discus record of 70.15m.
Voting is by retweeting the shared pictures of the nominees. The athlete with the most votes is the Moment of the Month.