Uganda’s Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei successfully defended his gold medal in the World Athletics Championships held at the Hawyard Field in Eugene – Oregon, United States of America (USA), a news Report by Kawowo Sports.
Cheptegei took gold with an outrageous final kick in the last lap of the fast paced race with a time of 27:27:43 in tactical race of sorts.
Kenya’s Stanley Waithaka Mburu finished second to take the silver with a time of 27:27:90, posting his seasonal best.
Another Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo posted 27:27:93 and settled for bronze.
This is Uganda’s first two medals at the 2022 World Athletics Championships.
Chepetegi is only the fourth man in the history to win back-to-back titles.