Chinanews.com, August 15th. In the early morning of the 15th Beijing time, in the first match day of the 2020 IAAF Diamond League Monaco, Uganda's Cheput Gai broke the men's 5000m world record with 12 minutes 35.36 seconds. The record was set by Bekeler in 2004 and has been maintained for 16 years.
Cheput Gai is the men's 10,000m champion at the 2019 World Championships, and in the first Diamond League this season, his performance was impeccable. Since the start of the game, he has been in the leading position, leaving other players far behind. In the end, he ran a new world record of 12:35.36.
It is worth mentioning that Monaco is a blessed place for Cheputgate. On February 16 this year, he set a world record for running 5 kilometers, with a time of 12 minutes and 51 seconds.
In addition, many athletes have created good results in the first diamond league of the season. Kenya's Kipuyegon set the women's 1,000-meter African record with 2:29.15, which is only 0.17 seconds behind the world record. Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen set the men's 1500m European record with 3:28.68.
In addition, the men's 110-meter hurdles were naturalized from Cuba to Ortega, Spain, and won the championship in 13.11 seconds; the American player Blazer won the men's 800-meter championship in 1:43.15; Norway's Warhol Mu won the men's 400m hurdles championship in 47.10 and broke the tournament record. (Finish)