Less than two months after breaking the 5 000m world record, Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei has hit another great milestone as he has broken the 10 000m mark at a special event in Valencia this evening.
The gold medalist in the 10 000m at last year’s World Athletics Championships in Doha, Cheptegei has lived to the anticipation and beat the 26 minutes, 17.53 set by Kenenisa Bekele in 2005.
Cheptegei now holds the new world 10 000m record time of 26 minutes, 11. 02
Last month, Cheptegei took Ethiopian Bekele’s 5 000m record at the Diamond League in Monaco in August, wiping 1.99 seconds off the 16-year-old mark when he crossed the line in 12:35.36.
Congratulation Joshua Cheptegei, Uganda is Proud of You Champ