athletics El Bakkali – Kipyegon – Obiri : Other Herculis Meeting African Stars

After several months of suspension, track champions returned to racing last Friday in Monaco for the Herculis meeting. First Diamond League season raising, records broken.

The most remarquable was the Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei who broke the world record of 5,000 m. This one was 16 years old and belonged to the Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele.

And next, other African athletes also excelled themselves. Like Sofiane El Bakkali. The Moroccan won the 3,000m steeplechase in 8:08.04.

For her part, Faith Kipyegon established the best performance of the year on the 1,000 m with  2’29”15.

The women’s 5,000 m meeting record for Kenya’s Hellen Obiri ahead of Letesenbet Gidey and Laura Weightman.

In addition, Timothy Cheruiyot won the men’s 1,500 m. Another best performance of the year (3’23”25).

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