UGADAN JOSHUA CHEPTEGEN SET NEW 10,000m RECORD IN VALENCIA
World Champion Ugadan Joshua Cheptegen broke the World 10,000m record at a special event at Valencia Spain on Wednesday.
The Gold medallist at the World Athletics Championship in Doha, Cheptegen set the record after Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey had set a new mark in the women’s 5,000m at the same event.
The World Champion smashed the line in 26 minutes, 11 seconds to break Kenenisa Bekele’s record, set in Brussels in 2005, by more than six seconds.
Ethiopa’s Gidey was in top class at the event dubbed World Record and almost five seconds better than the previous record set by fellow Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba in Oslo in 2018.