Athletics – Uganda’ Joshua Cheptegei retained his road running 5km world title in Monaco,Joshua NN Running Team’s champion, won the race and opened his 2021 season with a time of 13:13. As the saying goes, Monaco really is the land, Kenyan champion Beatrice CHEPKOECH just set a new world 5km road record in Monaco. This Sunday, Beatrice CHEPKOECH, who had broken the 3000m SC world record in the Louis II Stadium in 2018, established a new 5km road world record of 14:43.
Beatrice Chepkoech (KEN) is the new World Record holder for 5km. In the streets of Monaco, Chepkoech finished in a time of 14:43 which beat the former World Record by 1 second. Chepkoech is coming of a strong indoor campaign, where she finished two times on the podium in a World Tour Indoor and set a new personal best for 3000m.
On a sunny but windy winter’s day in Monaco she ran a very impressive race with help from her pacemaker Luuk Maas.
The 2020 World steeple chase Champion is really happy with her record: “I’m so happy! Even though there was a lot of wind, I managed to run right on pace. In the end, my pacemaker told me ‘we can do it, let’s push it’. I’m really happy with this world record!”