Cheptegai wins gold, Kiplimo bags bronze in 1000m

Posted on Jul 18, 2022
By Admin

Joshua Cheptegei successfully defends his 10000m title in a time of 27 minutes and 27.43 seconds at the World Athletics Championship in Oregon USA.

Cheptegai held off all challengers on the final lap at Eugene's Hawyard Field to win the race and become the 4th man in history to retain this title.

Kenya's Stanley Waithaka Mburu finished second to claim silver in 27:27.90 while another Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo finishes 3rd to get the bronze medal in 27:27.97 timing.

Reigning Olympic champion Selemon Barega of Ethiopia finished 5th and broke down in tears.

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