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Cheptegei wins men's 10,000 metres world title, Kenya's Kipruto claims bronze

ATHLETICS By AFP | October 6th 2019 | 1 min read
Winner Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei (2nd R) poses with second-placed Ethiopia's Yomif Kejelcha (R) and third-placed Kenya's Rhonex Kipruto (L) and Kenya's Rodgers Kwemoi after the Men's 10,000m final at the 2019 IAAF Athletics World Championships at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on October 6, 2019. [Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP]

Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda won the men's 10,000 metres world title in Doha on Sunday timing the second fastest ever in the championships history of 26min 48.36sec.

The 23-year-old -- silver medallist in 2017 -- is the first Ugandan to win the title.

Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia took silver (26:49.34) and Kenyan Rhonex Kipruto the bronze (26:50.32).

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