Eugene witnesses Tsegay shattering Kipyegon’s world file

On the Prefontaine Traditional Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon, World 10,000m champion Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia broke the world file within the 5,000m occasion beforehand held by Kenya’s World 5,000m champion, Religion Kipyegon. Tsegay completed with a time of 14 minutes and 00.21 seconds, beating Kipyegon’s file by a major 5 seconds. In the meantime, Kenya’s Emmanuel Wanyonyi, the world 800m silver medallist, claimed his first Diamond League Trophy within the 800m occasion.

Earlier this yr, Kipyegon shocked everybody by breaking one other Ethiopian athlete’s world file, Letesenbet Gidey, on the Paris Diamond League with a time of 14:05.20. Gidey had beforehand set the file at 14:06.62 in Valencia in 2020. Within the race for the Diamond League Trophy, Tsegay pulled away from Beatrice Chebet of Kenya, the world 5,000m bronze medallist, to safe her victory.

Chebet completed in second place with a private finest time of 14:05.92, coming near breaking Kipyegon’s nationwide file and making her the second quickest Kenyan over the space.

On the lads’s aspect, Wanyonyi not solely set a meet file but additionally achieved a world lead and private finest time of 1:42.80 within the 800m race. This time surpassed his earlier world lead and private better of 1:43.20, which he achieved on the Xiamen Diamond League race in China. Identical to in Xiamen, Wanyonyi chased down the world champion Marco Arop from Canada on the residence straight to safe the victory.

Arop completed in second place with a Nationwide File and private finest time of 1:42.85, whereas Djamel Sedjati, the Africa champion, got here in third with a private finest time of 1:43.06.

By Editor