World Athlete Joshua Cheptegei Again Scoops Monaco Run Title

World Athlete Joshua Cheptegei Again Scoops Monaco Run Title

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Ugandan long-distance runner Joshua Cheptegei has retained his Monaco Run title to mark a perfect to his 2021 season on Sunday.

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Cheptegei posted 13:11 to upstage Kenyans Bethwell Birgen and Davis Kiplangat who crossed the finish line in second and third position respectively.

Monaco Men’s Race

The 24-year old led the race from the start and by the 1KM split, he was shoulder to shoulder with Kiplangat and Birgen.

The field had to endure cold and windy weather despite the sun lighting up sections of the designated streets in Monaco.

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In the final stretch of the race, Cheptegei drew close to 10m away from his opponent to reach the tape in fashion, a start he wanted for the new 2021 season.

READ ALSO: Breaking: Cheptegei Breaks 10,000m World Record

His performance brought back memories of the 2020 season when he also kicked it off on the streets of Monaco, the 5KM edition of that year.

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