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• Uganda's Cheptegei wins Commonwealth Games men's 5000m title

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Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei won the men's 5000m final, clinching gold and Uganda's first medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Sunday 8 April.

A pre-race favourite, Cheptegei ran a tactical race to burst across the finish line with a winning time of 13:50.83 minutes.

Cheptegei  beat Mohammed Ahmed of Canada (13:52.78) and Kenya's Edward Pingua Zakayo (13:54.06), who settled for silver and bronze, respectively.

 

Men's 5000m Final  Top Results | Full Results here

1 Joshua Kiprui CHEPTEGEI  UGA 13:50.83

2 Mohammed AHMED CAN 13:52.78

3  Edward Pingua ZAKAYO KEN 13:54.06

4 Thomas AYEKO UGA 13:54.78

5 Stewart MCSWEYN  AUS 13:58.96

6 Phillip KIPYEKO  UGA 13:59.59




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