Joshua Chaptgai set a new world record in the 5,000-meter dash


In front of 5,000 people in the Monaco Diamond League, the 23-year-old Ugandan stopped the clock in 12: 35.36 minutes – a two-second improvement over Bakala’s record

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What a run. Chaptgai (Photo: Reuters)

While the football world held its breath in Bayern Munich’s insane 2: 8 win over Barcelona, ​​another big sporting event was recorded last night: a new world record in the 5,000-meter dash. It belongs to Ugandan Joshua Chaptagay, who broke the 16-year-old record of Cannabis Cod with a time of 12: 35.36 minutes in the Monaco Diamond League race.

Chaptagay, who won the gold medal in the double-distance running at the Doha World Championships last year, loves to run in Monaco: last February he broke another world record there, in the 5,000-meter freestyle. “Monaco is a special place for me,” he said at the end. “I needed a lot of motivation this year because people told me to stay home.”

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