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Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei (born 12 September 1996) is a Ugandan long-distance runner.[2] He is most notable as a silver medallist in the 10,000 metres at the 2017 World Championships in London.[3] He also competed in the 10,000 metres at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing finishing ninth. He ran at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres, finishing eight and sixth respectively. Cheptegei was the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres champion at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei
Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei Eugene 2014.jpg
Cheptegei in 2014
Personal information
Born (1996-09-12) 12 September 1996 (age 22)
Kapsewui, Kapchorwa District[1]
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 5000 metres, 10,000 metres
Coached by Addy Ruiter[1]

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International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Uganda
2014 World Junior Championships Eugene, United States 4th 5000 m 13:32.84
1st 10,000 m 28:32.86
African Championships Marrakech, Morocco 10,000 m DNF
2015 African Junior Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1st 10,000 m 29:58.70
World Championships Beijing, China 9th 10,000 m 27:48.89
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8th 5000 m 13:09.17
6th 10,000 m 27:10.06
2017 World Cross Country Championships Kampala, Uganda 30th Senior race 30:08
World Championships London, United Kingdom 2nd 10,000 m 26:49.94
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 1st 5000 m 13:50.83
1st 10,000 m 27:19.62

Personal bestsEdit

Outdoor

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Joshua Cheptegei. GC2018. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  2. ^ "Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei". IAAF. 23 August 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  3. ^ "10,000 Metres men". IAAF. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.

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