Record Maker: Joshua Cheptegei’s 10,000m GOLD breaks 16-year-old Commonwealth Games record

What a way to make a global impact! All eyes are on Joshua Cheptegei after winning two gold medals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, Australia. Joshua started off the competition winning the 5,000m gold.

However, it’s the 10000m win that has left the world amazed. Joshua posted 27.19.62 which broke the 16-year-old Commonwealth Games record held by Kenya’s Wilberforce Taleh. Thanks to the pace set by Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed, Joshua came from a position behind as the race turned into a two horse race in the last round. Joshua left Ahmed chasing his shadow.

Joshua leaves Ahmed chasing his shadow

This impressive performance leaves our boy just a minute shy from breaking the world record for 10,000m currently held by Ethiopia’s legend Kenenisa Bekele since 2005.

Uganda boosts of an impressive position in the medal rankings currently at position 14 and third in Africa with only South Africa and Nigeria ahead. Our sportsmen and women have done us proud!