Joshua Cheptegei: A splendid world record in the Corona-crisis

Joshua Cheptegei expressed in the target knife on the wrist the inlet yet matter-of-factly on his time – as if no one mitstoppen would during his historic run.

Joshua Cheptegei: A splendid world record in the Corona-crisis

Joshua Cheptegei expressed in the target knife on the wrist the inlet yet matter-of-factly on his time – as if no one mitstoppen would during his historic run. Smiling and without great exhaustion signs, he then spread his arms. 12:35,36 minutes the scoreboard showed on Friday evening in the Stade Louis II of Monaco. The 23-Year-old from Uganda improved when you restart the Diamond League, the 16-year-old 5000-Meter world record of the Ethiopian father Kenenisa Bekele (12:37,35).

It was the first international best brand of athletics in Corona times. A few Thousand spectators were even allowed in the Arena and celebrated Africa's new running star. "It has cost me a lot of effort this year to keep my Motivation, while so many people had to stay at home. I was compelled, I had the right Team, the right coach,“ said Cheptegei. "Normally, I train in Europe, but to be in Uganda with my family, that was great."

The 10,000-Meter world champion from Doha took advantage of the Lockdown in his home country to work in the garden with his grandparents and helped with renovation works in the local school: "It is an elementary school and I have deleted, among other things, walls." At home in the district of Kapchorwa to the Kenyan border Cheptegei run after the loose again soon with his training partners, at 1800 meters of altitude and in Monaco, he showed his splendid Form, After the half-distance, he had no pace-maker and more, more ran his laps in times of to 60 seconds but undeterred.

earlier in December, the Cross-world champion in Valencia had a world record in the 10-Kilometer road race in February, then about half the distance, also in the Principality on the Côte d'azur. "I think Monaco is a special place and one of those places where I can break the world record," he said. "I've missed the competitions really. It is something I love, it's in my blood.“

Updated Date: 15 August 2020, 10:20

You need to login to comment.

Please register or login.

RELATED NEWS