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Uganda’s Cheptegei smashes 5km world record

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Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei shattered the 5km road world record in Monaco on Sunday, shaving 27 seconds off the mark set by Kenya's Rhonex Kipruto last month.

Athletics – World Athletics Championships – Doha 2019 – Men's 10,000 Metres Final – Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar – October 6, 2019. Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei celebrates winning gold. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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REUTERS: Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei shattered the 5km road world record in Monaco on Sunday, shaving 27 seconds off the mark set by Kenya's Rhonex Kipruto last month.

Cheptegei, the 10,000m world champion, crossed the finish line in 12 minutes and 51 seconds in his first race of the year to eclipse Kipruto's effort from the 10K Valencia Ibercaja in Spain last month.

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Kipruto had set the mark en route to the 10km road world record.

"Wow, this is really great. I had sub 13 minutes in my mind today so when my legs felt good during the Read More – Source