Race video: Joshua Cheptegei’s 5000m race

Joshua: “I’ve learned that anything is possible if you have the right mindset and beliefs. I really thank Kenenisa so much for inspiring me when I started running. He has always been a big inspiration and motivation to me. This record is a special moment for me and I like to thank Kenenisa for his inspiration.”


Joshua Cheptegei added more gloss to his remarkable recent streak of success by securing the world 5000m record in a time of 12:35.36 at the Herculis EBS Diamond League meeting in Monaco.

In the first regular top-flight international one-day meet since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ugandan produced an exhilarating performance running alongside the Wavelight at the Stade Louis II Stadium to wipe two seconds from Kenenisa Bekele’s 16-year old world record time of 12:37.55.

Or just watch final four laps….

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