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