Joshua Cheptegei wins the Men’s 10,000m Final with a World Lead time of 26:48.36

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Silver medalist in 2017, champion in 2019.
Joshua Cheptegei on Sunday evening won gold posting 26:48.36 to become Uganda’s first Men’s 10,000m champion.

Around the bend, Cheptegei left Kejelcha for dust, bagging the gold medal! Yomif Kejelcha won silver and Rhonex Kipruto took the bronze.

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Since making the top 10 places over the long-distance double at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Cheptegei’s target was: “Try get the 5000m and 10000m titles in Doha 2019 and then do the same again, God willing at Tokyo 2020 Olympics,” he remarked in a recent interview.

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