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World Record Breaking Man Ugandan Cheptegei At It Again As Ethiopian Letesenbet Followed Suit

Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei broke the men’s 10000m World record with an astonishing 26:11.02 in Valencia on Wednesday, October 3.

Cheptegei smashed legendary Kenenisa Bekele’s 10000m World record of 26:17.53 that has stood since 2005 by 6.5 seconds at the NN Running Valencia World Record Day.

Letesenbet Gidey clocked a sensational 14:06.65 to break women’s 5000m record at the NN Valencia World record day on Wednesday.

Gidey broke Tirunesh Dibaba’s 12-year-old world record in the 5000m by 4.5 seconds clocking 14:06.65 with the help of Spain’s Esther Guerrero, Kenya’s 3000m steeplechase world champion and record holder Beatrice Chepkoech and wavelight pacing technology.

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