Joshua Cheptegei (UGA) has set a new world record on the 5km this morning in Monaco. Cheptegei finished the Monaco Run 5km in a time of 12 minutes and 51 seconds and by doing so took an impressive 27 seconds of the previous world record set by Rhonex Kipruto (KEN) which stood at 13:18.

A jubilant Cheptegei said shortly after the race: “Wow, this is a really great. I had sub 13 minutes in my mind today so when my legs felt good during the race I decided to really go for it. To take this many seconds of the record makes me very happy and is a great first test for me in an important season.”

Joshua Cheptegei Breaks 5km World Record during Monaco Run 5km. Photo credits: Etienne Fiacre / Monaco Run