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Berihu Aregawi breaks world 5Km Record

Ethiopia’s Berihu Aregawi ended the year in style as he broke the World 5k record at the at the Cursa dels Nassos event that was held on the New Year Eve (Dec 31) in Barcelona.

The 20 year-old had come within one second of Joshua Cheptegei’s world record in Lille last month, so was keen to take another crack at the mark before the year was out to ensure he could end 2021 on a high.

Aregawi won the Diamond League 5000m in Zurich in September, ran 12:49 to beat Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei’s world mark of 12:51 that he set in Monaco in February.

The 2018 Summer Youth Olympics 3000m silver medallist, ran much of the way by himself as he finished 41 seconds clear of Peter Maru of Uganda who came home in second place as Mike Foppen of Netherlands was third and Mehdi Belhadj and Yohan Durand of France fourth and fifth.