athletics Joshua Cheptegei / Letesenbet Gidey : New World Record Holders

Two world records newly broken in Wednesday night in Valencia. These achievements belong to Joshua Cheptegei and Letesenbet Gidey respectively over 10000 and 5000 m.

He promised it a few weeks ago. Ugandan Cheptegei broke  the world record of 10,000m by 6 seconds. He thus holds the new record time with 26’11 02.

The previous record belonged to Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia since 2005 (26:17.53). Cheptegei had already broken the 5000 m record of Bekele in Monaco.

The 24-year-old now holds world records for 5000m, 1000m, 5km road and 15km road.

In women’s competition, Ethiopian Gidey is the new holder of the 5000 m world record with 14’06”65. Four and a half seconds faster than her compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba in 2008 in Oslo

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