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Joshua Cheptegei: Ugandan breaks another Bekele record

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Ugandan athlete and 10,000m world champion, Joshua Cheptegei has broken the 15-year-long standing world record in the 10,000m race by nearly 6.6 seconds, in the NN Valencia WR Day in Spain.

The 24-year old clocked 26:11.02 to break the previous record set by Ethiopian and long distance legend Kenenisa Bekele at the Brussels’Memorial Van Damme meeting in Belgium.

This is the fourth record Cheptegei has broken in less than a year after first breaking the 10km road world record in Valencia in December which had stood for over 10 years .

He also went ahead for another record in February when he ran 12 minutes 51 seconds to break the 5km road world record in Monaco before returning to the same City in August to claim another of Bekele records, a 16-year-standing world record in the 5000m race by nearly two seconds.

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