Beatrice Chepkoech (KEN) is the new World Record holder for 5km. In the streets of Monaco, Chepkoech finished in a time of 14:43 which beat the former World Record by 1 second. Chepkoech is coming of a strong indoor campaign, where she finished two times on the podium in a World Tour Indoor and set a new personal best for 3000m.
On a sunny but windy winter’s day in Monaco she ran a very impressive race with help from her pacemaker Luuk Maas.
The 2020 World steeplechase champion is really happy with her record: “I’m so happy! Even though there was a lot of wind, I managed to run right on pace. In the end, my pacemaker told me ‘we can do it, let’s push it’. I’m really happy with this world record!”
In the same race Global athlete, Richard Douma broke the Dutch national record in 13:24 on the 5km. Joshua Cheptegei won the race in 13:14.