Diamond League in Monaco: Cheptegei runs world record

Joshua Cheptegei from Uganda, has broken the 16-year-old world record in the 5000 meters. The 23-Year-old undercut at the Diamond League Meeting of the athletes

Diamond League in Monaco: Cheptegei runs world record

Joshua Cheptegei from Uganda, has broken the 16-year-old world record in the 5000 meters. The 23-Year-old undercut at the Diamond League Meeting of the athletes in Monaco in 12:35,36 minutes the best brand of Ethiopian father Kenenisa Bekele from 2004 (12:37,35) significantly. For the 10,000-Meter world champion Cheptegei it was the first race since February, when he had pulverized in Monaco, the world record in the 5-Kilometer road race.

The first track and field highlight to the corona pause 5000 spectators to the Stade Louis II. several Highlights experienced were the same. So Jacob Inge brigtsen was 3:28,68 minutes for a European record over 1500 meters. The 19-year-old Norwegian cracked the old brand of British Mo Farah, the year 2013 (3:28,81).

Strong staff presented high-jump-world record holder Armand Duplantis (Sweden) with a smooth skipped six meters. Bitter of the evening was world champion Sam Kendricks: Because of his rods had not arrived in time, was not able to play the Americans at all.

Germany's sprint hope Deniz Alma (Wolfsburg) has impressed in his first appearance in the Diamond League. The German 100-Meter champion came in over double the distance in a personal best of 20,64 seconds on third place. It was the American champion of the world, Noah Lyles (19,76) won in front of his younger brother Josephus (20,30). Alma was only moved after the cancellation of the Olympic third Christophe Lemaitre from France to the start box.

The EM-Second Gina gap Kemper (Berlin) came about 100 metres into 11,31 seconds on the third place, the victory went to Ajla Del Ponte from Switzerland (11,16). Rebekka Haase (Wetzlar, Germany) was Seventh in 11,47 seconds.

The German champion Marc Reuther had previously established a personal best time over 800 metres. The 24-year-old Frankfurt ran two stadium laps in 1:44,93 minutes and finished in sixth place in a world-class field. Reuthers previous best time stood at 1:45,22. He had already shined in the indoor season. The race world champion Donovan Brazier won from the United States in 1:43,12 minutes.

Updated Date: 14 August 2020, 16:20

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