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June 22, 2024

Jacob Kiplimo Falls short, Cheptegei and Chelimo finish 9th and 10th respectively

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Jacob Kiplimo Falls short, Cheptegei and Chelimo finish 9th and 10th respectively

The Oslo Diamond League witnessed one of the most remarkable 5000m races in history. Ethiopian star Hagos Gebrhiwet shattered the national record, clocking an astounding 12:36.73, the second-fastest time ever recorded for the event. His performance captivated the audience and secured his place as one of the greatest distance runners of all time.

Close behind Gebrhiwet, fellow Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha delivered a stunning performance, achieving a personal best (PB) of 12:38.95. This impressive feat earned Kejelcha second place and solidified his reputation as a formidable competitor in the long-distance running arena.

Jacob Kiplimo of Uganda came in third-place finish, setting a new personal best of 12:40.96. Kiplimo’s unexpected third-place fininsh highlighted the intense competition and high standards of the Oslo Diamond League.

Meanwhile,Joshua Cheptegei and Oscar Chelimo finished 9th and 10th respectively.

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