It is part of the IAAF World Challenge Meetings in the Czech Republic. The first of its kind happened back in 1996
The 24-year-old athlete has been untouchable on the track since 2019 as he set world records for the 5000m and 10,000m. He did this again on Wednesday when he ran for 07:33:24 to cross the finish line in first place. 1500 fans were allowed in the stadium under the loosening COVID-19 restrictions.
In second place, USA’s Paul Chelimo posted a time of 7:41:69. Oscar Chelimo was placed 3rd after running for 7:43:00.
Despite winning the 3000m race, Cheptegei fell short of beating the 7:20:67 record set by Kenya’s Daniel Komen in 1996. He, however, set his own personal best but also improved on his previous record time of 7:33:26.
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