The 2018 Summer Youth Olympics silver medallist in 3000m champion, Berihu Aregawi threatened the world 5km record at the Urban Trail Road Race that was held on Saturday (6) in Lille, France.
The 2018 World Athletics U20 bronze medallist Champion almost broke Joshua Cheptegei’s world record of 12:51 that was set in Monaco in 2020 by winning the race with a stunning time of 12:52 which is less two seconds of world record.
The 20 year-old won the race by more than 30 seconds as Hosea Kiplangat of Uganda was second in 13:25, four seconds ahead of Ethiopia’s Yasin Haji.
- Berihu Aregawi (ETH) 12:51
- Hosea Kiplangat (UG) 13:25
- Yasin Haji (ETH) 13:29