Joshua Cheptegei produced yet another masterly endurance performance to clinch back-to-back World 10,000m titles in Eugene, Oregon today.

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Returning to the fabled Hayward Field, the scene of his first major international triumph when winning the World U20 10,000m crown eight years ago, the Ugandan superstar again proved unstoppable clocking a time of 27:27.43 en route to gold. Cheptegei is the fourth man ever to prolong his world 10,000m title. Haile Gebrselassie, Kenenisa Bekele and Mo Farah preceded him.

An elated Cheptegei said, “In 2014, my career started here at Hayward Field with a World Junior title. Now to become only the fourth man in history to successfully defend the world 10,000m title means I have reached another level!”

The 25-year-old NN Running Team athlete is an outstanding talent on all surfaces. He is the current world record holder for 15km on the road, and he formerly held world road records over 5km and 10km.

Cheptegei returns to the track at the 2022 World Athletics Championships on Thursday to contest the heats of the men’s 5000m.

Results

POSATHLETENATRESULT
1Joshua CHEPTEGEIUGA27:27.43 SB
2Stanley Waithaka MBURUKEN27:27.90 SB
3Jacob KIPLIMOUGA27:27.97 SB
4Grant FISHERUSA27:28.14
5Selemon BAREGAETH27:28.39
6Mohammed AHMEDCAN27:30.27
7Berihu AREGAWIETH27:31.00
8Daniel MATEIKOKEN27:33.57 SB
9Joe KLECKERUSA27:38.73 SB
10Isaac KIMELIBEL27:43.50 SB
11Jimmy GRESSIERFRA27:44.55
12Sean MCGORTYUSA27:46.30
13Carlos MAYOESP27:50.61
14Tadese WORKUETH27:51.25
15Rodgers KWEMOIKEN27:52.26
16Rodrigue KWIZERABDI28:01.49
17Habtom SAMUELERI28:01.81
18Egide NTAKARUTIMANABDI28:24.07
19Jack RAYNERAUS28:24.12
20Ren TAZAWAJPN28:24.25
21Zouhair TALBIMAR28:28.69
22Tatsuhiko ITOJPN28:57.85
23Patrick DEVERGBR29:13.88
24Stephen KISSAUGA29:21.10 SB

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