Ethiopia’s Dawit Seyaum smashed the 5KM world record at the Urbain Trail Lille Race that was held on Saturday (6) in Lille, France.
Seyaum took off two seconds from the previous record that was set in February this year by Beatrice Chepkoech from Kenya.
The 2015 African Games 1500m champion who was contesting in her fourth road race of her career, had former Africa 3,000m steeplechase champion, Norah Jeruto and African 5000m bronze medallist Meskerem Mamo for company through the early stages.
The 25 years-old held of the two surging ahead with a pace of her life as she cut the tape in a new personal best and world Record of 14:41.
Jeruto crossed the line in second place in a time of 14:43 with Mamo closing the podium first three in 14:55.
- Dawit Seyaum (ETH) 14:41
- Norah Jeruto (KZN) 14:43
- Meskerem Mamo (ETH) 14:55