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Joshua Cheptegei set a world 5000m record at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco | Courtesy photo

Athletics ace Joshua Cheptegei successfully completes quarantine days

After arrival from Monaco, where the 23-year-old athlete broke the 5,000m world record that had lasted for 16 years, the Kapchorwa born proceeded to his home town, where he has been self-isolated for 14 days as recommended by the ministry of health in curbing the spread of the Coronavirus.

On Tuesday, Cheptegei used his twitter handle to inform his fans that he had completed the 14 days of mandatory quarantine and that he was back on the training track preparing for the next challenge.

“Back to the office again after completing 14 days of mandatory quarantine. Unto another great challenge,” Cheptegei twitted.

His return came shortly after he was confirmed the winner of the World Athletics Moment of August.

Chetegei on December 1st, 2019, set a 10 KM road world record when he ran for 26:36 at the 10 KM road race in Valencia, Spain, though the record was lowered by Rhonex Kipruto on January 12, 2020. He set a 5 KM world record at the Monaco 5KM run on February 16, posting 12:51 to smash the previous record by 27 seconds before breaking Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele’s 16-year-old 5000M world record at the Monaco Diamond League last month with a time of 12:37.35.

By Fredrick Kalyango.

Twitter: @KalyangoFredri3

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