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Berihu Aregawi threatens Joshua Cheptegei’s World 5km Record

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.

Berihu Aregawi reacts after almost breaking the World 5km Record. PHOTO: Capture My Sport

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.

LEADING RESULTS

5KM MEN

  1. Berihu Aregawi     (ETH) 12:51
  2. Hosea Kiplangat     (UG) 13:25
  3. Yasin Haji              (ETH) 13:29

Muktar Edris wins Giro al Sas 10km race

Two time world 5000m champion, Muktar Edris won the 74th edition Giro al Sas 10km race that was held on Saturday (2) along the streets of the historic center of Trento, Italy.

Edris won the fourth title with a sprint finish ahead of his fellow country-mate, Yassin Hajis, when he crossed the line in 28:14. Yunis was forced to settle in second place two seconds later. Uganda’s Hosea Kiplangat closed the first three podium finishes in 28:20.

Muktar Edris wins the 2021 Giro al Sas 10km race. PHOTO: Organisers

The Ethiopian who has participated in this eight times was rewarded with Fabio Giacomelli Memorial award for the most presence at the race. Others who have been given this award include Antonio Ambu who raced their seven times and Kenya Edwin Soi who has raced their five consecutive times (2009 to 2013).

Rogers Kibet and Charles Mneria both from Kenya finished in fourth and fifth place in 28:27 and 29:07 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS
10KM MEN

  1. Edris Muktar         (ETH) 28:13
  2. Haji Yassin            (ETH) 28:15
  3. Hosea Kiplangat    (UG)  28:20
  4. Rogers Kibet          (KEN) 28:27
  5. Charles Mneria      (KEN)29:07

Kiplimo favourite for 10000m at World Under-20 Championships

Two years ago, Jacob Kiplimo was relatively unknown when he won 10000m bronze – Uganda’s only medal – at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Thereafter, he became the youngest runner to feature at the Rio Olympic Games, three months before his 16th birthday.
On March 26, 2017 in Kololo, his profile grew bigger when he raced to Uganda’s first World cross-country gold after scooping the junior men’s 8km title in front of President Museveni.

Uganda will now start its quest for medals at the World Junior Championships in Tampere, Finland today with Kiplimo as the main hope.
The 17-year-old is favourite to convert 2016 bronze to gold when he lines-up for the men’s 10000m final at the Tampere Stadium track this evening.
Since Kololo, Kiplimo’s personal best of 27:26.68 (time in Poland) hasn’t bettered but he has grown further in stature as evidenced by winning the IAAF Cinque Mulini Cross Country in Italy in February before taking fourth in 10000m final at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Following preparations by his Italian managers Guisseppe Gambrone and Federico Rosa at the Tuscany Camp, Kiplimo now bids to follow the footsteps of Joshua Cheptegei and Boniface Kiprop who scooped 10000m junior in Oregon (2014) and Grosseto (2004). Kiplimo will be in company of Victor Kiplangat, a 5000m finalist in Bydgoszcz two years back but the Ugandan pair face competition from African junior cross-country champion Kenyan Rhonex Kipruto.
Eritrea is banking on Abraha Kokob and Robel Sibhatu, who have made personal bests (PB) of 28:23.11 and 28:48.72 this season whereas Ethiopia counts on Berihu Aregawi and Olika Adugna.

TEAM UGANDA IN TAMPERE: Stella Wonruku, Sarah Chelangat, Peruth Chemutai, Belinda Chemutai, Hosea Kiplangat, Daniel Kiprop, Oscar Chelimo, Jacob Kiplimo, Victor Kiplangat, Albert Chemutai, Denis Cherotich

OFFICIALS: Zubairi Galiwango, Paul Okello, Peter Chelangat