Cheptegei wins third successive World Championship 10,000 meters
World Champion Joshua Cheptegei has won his third successive World Championship 10,000 metres gold on Sunday despite barely competing over 25 laps in the last three years.
Cheptegei stamped his authority over the field with a 53-second last lap to come home in 27:51.42. Kenya’s Daniel Simiu Ebenyo took silver with Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega winning bronze.
Joshua Cheptegei has now become the 4th man in history to win 3 straight 10, 000m at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. He is also Uganda’s first gold medalist at this year’s championships.