The Ugandan son surprisingly shocked the World by breaking the 5,000M World record in his first boat race of the season with a brilliant solo run in Monaco as Diamond League action returned on Friday, August 14th. Joshua Cheptegei the new Champion boldly marked a record that will challenge many to beat after erasing the one that had stood for 16 years, originally set by Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele.
Cheptegei’s Journey to become the World King
Cheptegei’s journey had blocks that could not allow him become what he is now. At school he started as a footballer and then turned to long jump activities,but he then changed the idea and shifted to racing activities.
Joshua was the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres champion at the 2018 Common Wealth games.
Joshua Cheptegei is a four-time winner and champion of the Zevenheuvelenloop 15 kilometres road race in Nijmegen, Netherlands. In 2018 he set the World record for 15km road race.