Olympic 5000m champion Joshua Cheptegei has set his sight at writing history as he goes for the fifth crown at the Zevenheuvelenloop that will be held on Sunday 21 November in Netherlands.
The 25 year-old who has been nominated for the 2021 World Athlete of the Year by the World Athletics will be racing his first road race since winning the Olympic Games.
Chepetegei stepped his first foot at the Nijmegen in 2015, where he was still a relatively unknown athlete when he won the very stormy edition and he went on to set the record and becoming Mr. Zevenheuvelen and the only athlete to win four times; the 2016, 2017 and the 2018 edition consecutively.
“I am super excited to run at my favorite place: Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The Seven Hills race is important to me because this race has showcased me to the world.” said Cheptegei.
When the Ugandan came to Nijmegen in 2017 he had his eyes set on the world record in the 15km but his world record attempt ended in three seconds. A year later Cheptegei came back for the fourth time and took the world record with 41:05 with flying colors.