The annual Monaco Herculis run produced one other world file immediately, however not for Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei.
Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei retained his Monaco Run title with a time of 13:11, simply wanting his 12 minutes 51 seconds world file he set final yr.
Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech matched the world file of 14:144
Cheptegei begins yr strongly
“It was race, however the wind was extremely tough to interrupt, ” Cheptegei mentioned after the race.
The Ugandan 5,000m and 10,000m world file holder made essentially the most of chilly circumstances within the third version, to retain his title.
There isn’t a doubt Joshua Cheptegei loves Monaco. Monaco was the venue of two historic runs for the 24-year-old in 2020, a yr primarily misplaced to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his two visits final yr, he set the world 5K file in February earlier than world journey and sport was shutdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Cheptegei is barely the tenth man in historical past to carry the 5,000 m and 10,000 m world data concurrently. He’s additionally the reigning World cross nation champion.
1. Joshua Cheptegei 13:14
2. Bethwell Birgen 13:18
3. Davis Kiplangat 13:19