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Cheptegei wins, but falls short of 25 year old 3000m world record

Cheptegei run fastest 3000m of the year. FILE PHOTO @nnrunningteam

📌 RESULTS 🇺🇬

➡ 10,000m – 5.10pm Jacob Kiplimo 1st 
➡ 1,500m – 7.22pm Winnie Nanyondo 7th 
➡ 3,000m SC – 8.00pm Boniface Sikowo 6th Albert Chemutai 7th 
➡ 3,000m – 8.45pm Joshua Cheptegei 1st

Ostrava, Czech Republic | THE INDEPENDENT |  Joshua Cheptegei won his 3000m race at the 60th edition of the Golden Spike in Ostrava, but fell short of the 25 year 3000m record of 7:20.67 set by Kenyan Daniel Komen. Cheptegei however set a World Leading time of 07:33.24.

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Earlier in the day,  20-year-old World Half Marathon champion Jacob Kiplimo run the 7th fastest 10,000m race ever of 26:33.93.

The meeting at Mestsky Stadion in the Czech had 20 disciplines – the women’s 200m, 800m, 1500m, 400m hurdles, hammer and javelin, plus the men’s 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 10,000m, 3000m steeplechase, 400m hurdles, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, shot put and javelin.

Cheptegei is the 2019 world champion in the 10,000m and cross country, and is only the tenth man in history to hold the 5,000m and 10,000m world records concurrently, both set in 2020.

 

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