Joshua Cheptegei beats the 5K world record in Monaco at 12:51

The French Gressier gets the new European record with 13:18.

The Ugandan athlete Joshua Cheptegei, world champion of 10.000 meters, set this Sunday in Monaco a new world record of 5 kilometers with a time of 12:51, and the French Jimmy Gressier, second, he beat the one in Europe with 13:18.

It has run at an average of 2:34 min / km

Without the need for hares, Cheptegei set his pace from the start and ended up reducing the world record of the Kenyan Rhonex Kipruto by 27 seconds (13:18), held on January 12 in Valencia as he stepped towards his world record of 10K.

Behind the Ugandan, Jimmy Gressier, who came from a concentration in Kenya, ran only from the second kilometer, behind Cheptegei, and snatched the European record from the Swiss Julien Wanders, who had it in 13.29.

Briton Nick Goolab completed the podium with 13:25.

Source: Herald of Aragon

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