Immediately at the first Diamond League event of the season in Monaco, an incredible world record was set.

Uganda’s Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei pressed the men’s 5,000 meters at 12.35.36.

Ethenopian Kenenisa Bekele’s 16-year-old ME time improved by two seconds. Cheptegei, 23, a 23-year-old, improved his own record by more than 20 seconds.

Last year at the Doha World Championships, Cheptegei won World Cup gold by ten tonnes.

Cheptegei himself was really surprised by his performance.

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No throws were seen in the first athletics Diamond League event of the season.

The lawn at Stade Louis 2 in Monaco was reserved for athletes. In the central area of ​​the stadium, for example, athletes in jumping sports were able to wait their turn, taking into account the safety distances.

5,000 spectators with a face mask were admitted to the event.

The most anticipated species were the men’s 400-meter fences, as Norwegian star Karsten Warholm had arrived on the scene.

The two-time world champion hit the table with a time of 47.10. That’s less than a couple of tenths of the man’s record of 46.92.

Norway’s Karsten Warholm was close to a 47-second underrun in the 400-meter fences.

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Another Nordic athletics comet, pole vaulter Armand Duplantis, was the first man to cross the six meters this season.

Duplantis, who jumped a wild world record of 618 in the hall last winter, raised the bar to a height of 615 after crossing six meters. However, a new outdoor track record was still a dream.

It was the first competition of the athletics season, with a wide range of top names in the world. Thus, Monaco saw several top results in the world.

For example, in the men’s 110-meter authentic, Spain’s Orlando Ortega cannoned the world’s top score of 13.11. The British Andrew Pozzi, who won the Turku Paavo Nurmi Games on Tuesday, came second with a time of 13.14.

In the women’s 5,000m, Doha World Cup gold medalist Hellenic Hellen Obiri ran great. Time 14.22.12 was the top of the season in the world as well as the Diamond League race record.

In the indoor hall in the winter, only 20-year-old Armand Duplantis, who jumped the world record of 6.18, crossed the six-meter magical limit in Monaco.

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Kenyan Hellen Obiri ran a hard time at 5,000 meters.

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