By Website Writer; Ugandan athlete Joshua Cheptegei is at stardom again after setting a new 10km world lead race in Cannes, France on Sunday.
The racing monster braved the strong winds to steer at 26:49 ahead of Kenya’s Samuel Habtom at 27:51 & Uganda’s Abel Sikowo coming in 3rd at 27:58.
With the 10Km world leading time of 26:49, Cheptegei becomes the 6th fastest of all time in the race.
Cheptegei is the tenth man in history to hold the 5,000m and 10,000m world records concurrently, both set in 2020.
Happy to start my season with a 10k world leading time of 26:49 (6th fastest of all time) it gives me joy and hope leading to @WCHoregon22 I thank God almighty for the grace to run strong again after a long time. I am optimistic that this year God will do something great 🦍 pic.twitter.com/L5lAocWndz
— Joshua Cheptegei 🇺🇬🇺🇬 🥇🥇 (@joshuacheptege1) March 6, 2022