• World Athletics makes Cheptegei's 5000m world record official

October 28, 2020

Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei's 5000m World record of 12:35.36 set at the Wanda Diamond League in Monaco on 14 August has been ratified the World athletics said on Wednesday in a statement.

Cheptegei shaved two seconds off Kenenisa Bekele’s previous record of 12:37.35, set in 2004 in Hengelo.