Uganda’s Cheptegei Breaks World 5000m Record

Cheptegei (File photo)

With a time of 12:35.36 Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei added the track 5,000m to the 5,000m road and 15km world record he holds.

He breaks the 16-year-old record (12:37.35) formerly held by Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele.

The only other Ugandan to have held a world record before was legend John Akii Bua, world record holder in the 400m Hurdles in 1972.

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