October 1, 2023 10:28 pm
Eugene witnesses Tsegay shattering Kipyegon’s globe record

At the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon, Globe ten,000m champion Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia broke the globe record in the five,000m occasion previously held by Kenya’s Globe five,000m champion, Faith Kipyegon. Tsegay completed with a time of 14 minutes and 00.21 seconds, beating Kipyegon’s record by a important 5 seconds. Meanwhile, Kenya’s Emmanuel Wanyonyi, the globe 800m silver medallist, claimed his initial Diamond League Trophy in the 800m occasion.

Earlier this year, Kipyegon shocked absolutely everyone by breaking yet another Ethiopian athlete’s globe record, Letesenbet Gidey, at the Paris Diamond League with a time of 14:05.20. Gidey had previously set the record at 14:06.62 in Valencia in 2020. In the race for the Diamond League Trophy, Tsegay pulled away from Beatrice Chebet of Kenya, the globe five,000m bronze medallist, to safe her victory.

Chebet completed in second spot with a private very best time of 14:05.92, coming close to breaking Kipyegon’s national record and creating her the second quickest Kenyan more than the distance.

On the men’s side, Wanyonyi not only set a meet record but also accomplished a globe lead and private very best time of 1:42.80 in the 800m race. This time surpassed his preceding globe lead and private very best of 1:43.20, which he accomplished at the Xiamen Diamond League race in China. Just like in Xiamen, Wanyonyi chased down the globe champion Marco Arop from Canada at the household straight to safe the victory.

Arop completed in second spot with a National Record and private very best time of 1:42.85, when Djamel Sedjati, the Africa champion, came in third with a private very best time of 1:43.06.

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