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.”
The President of Uganda congratulates
The Ugandan improved by two seconds the previous record set by Cod in the Netherlands in 2004, and did so in front of 5,000 spectators who were allowed to enter the stadium in Monaco.