The 5000 m world record holder finished 6th posting a season-best of 12:54:69 after leading much of the race before the 20-year-old Norwegian took over to post a personal best of 12:48:45. Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet came second at 12:49:02.
The long distance runner will be racing for the first time since his 3000m record attempt in Ostrava three weeks ago in Czech republic. He will be making his first Diamond League appearance of the 2021 seaso
Namayo Mawerere, the UAF publicity secretary said Cheptegei will join other local athletes and others from Kenya in the national Trials. Many of the athletes will be all out to try and hit qualifying times for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.