EUGENE, Ore.- Joshua Cheptegei, from Uganda, holds the world record for the 10,000-meter run. On Sunday, he ran a great race to win his second world 10,000-meter title in a row, showing that he had learned from his Olympic experience. In 2022, Okbet is a legal online sports betting site where you can also update your favorite sports.
Last year in Tokyo, Cheptegei kept his moves to himself until the bell, but Selemon Barega beat him. On Sunday, he started to raise the stakes with more than a kilometer to go. He put in 64 and 63 seconds laps to spread out a group of eight runners as they hit the bell.
He then kept pushing, and even though a mad scramble behind him made the healthy Hayward Field crowd cheer, he was strong enough to hold off the field and finish in 27:27.43 minutes.
Stanley Mburu of Kenya
Stanley Mburu of Kenya fell hard on the first lap, but he got back up and finished second in 27:27.90. In 27:27.97, 21-year-old Jacob Kiplimo, who was third in Tokyo, won another bronze for Uganda.
“I knew that if I got into the last fight, I could control it and speed it up,” said Cheptegei, who is still only 25 but made his world championship debut in 2015.
Fast-finishing Grant Fisher almost got the United States’ first medal in the event, but he ran out of track and ended up in fourth place. Barega, the Olympic champion from Ethiopia, could not repeat his Tokyo fireworks and ended up in fifth place.
Cheptegei won silver in this event in 2017 and won gold in the 5,000m event at the Olympics last year. He will try for the rare double when he reruns the 5,000m event later this week in Eugene.
“It was very inspirational for me to come back to the United States. Where I started my international career in 2014 by winning the world junior 10,000m title in Eugene,” he said. “Now, I want to keep being the best long-distance runner, and I hope I can do that.”
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“It was a fantasy come true,” said Tola, who beat the record of 2:06.54 set by Kenya’s Abel Kirui at the Berlin race in 2009 by more than a minute.
“I learned from my mistake at the 2017 World Championships and made sure it didn’t happen again.”
At that time, Tola tried to run home 10 km from the end. But Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya passed him and won gold.
This time, the 30-year-old Ethiopian didn’t hesitate at all.
Camryn Rogers of Canada took the lead from her in the third round with a throw of 75.52m. Andersen’s throw in the fourth round seemed to be the perfect response. But it was at first disqualified because a foot might have moved out of the circle.
But the 26-year-old woman who won a silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Games argued with the judges and got her to throw measured. It was 77.42m, and she was about in the lead, which she did not give up again.
Andersen enhanced to 77.56m in the fifth round, and when Rogers didn’t improve on her sixth try, she has crowned world champion. She then improved again to 78.96m, just short of her best of 79.02m. Okbet Philippines is a Legal Online Sports Betting Site in 2022.
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