Joshua Cheptegai runs 41:17 for 15k, second fastest ever!

Cheptegei_Joshua-WorC17.jpgJoshua Cheptegai, photo by
Cheptegei second fastest ever
NIJMEGEN (NED, Nov 19): Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei claimed back-to-back titles at the Zevenheuvelenloop but on a windy afternoon in Nijmegen, he missed Leonard Komon's world 15km record of 41:13 by just four seconds. Cheptegei stopped the clock at 41:17, the second fastest ever. He finished more than one minute ahead of Ethiopia's Amdework Welelegn (42:40) and Kenya's Noah Kipkemboi (42:43). In a close finish in the women's race, little-known Ethiopia's Birke Debele clocked 48:52 ahead of Kenya's Evaline Chirchir (48:54) and Uganda's Mercyline Chelangat (48:55). World marathon champion Rose Chelimo from Bahrain was fifth in 49:07.

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