× Sports Volleyball and Handball Cricket Hockey Gossip & Rumours Premier League Videos Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

OFFICIAL: Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech breaks 5km world record in Monaco

ATHLETICS By Waweru Titus | February 14th 2021
Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech celebrates after winning in the Women's 3000m Steeplechase final at the 2019 IAAF Athletics World Championships at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on September 30, 2019. [Photo by MUSTAFA ABUMUNES / AFP]

Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech broke the 5 kilometres world record clocking 14:43 at the Monaco Run on Sunday.

A spirited Chepkoech overcame harsh weather conditions in Monaco with assistance from her pacemaker Luuk Maas from the Netherlands.

"I'm so happy because I didn't expect it. It was cold and there was a lot of wind, but I tried to follow my pacemaker and everything was perfect.

"In the end, my pacemaker told me 'we can do it, let's push it'. I'm really happy with this world record,” Chepkoech told journalists after the race.

The 29-year-old Kenyan star holds the world record in the 3,000 metres steeplechase category.

Chepkoech said in the past that she would be happy to win an Olympic gold medal, a dream that could come true later this year in Tokyo, Japan.

Beatrice Chepkoech in Monaco on Sunday 14, 2021. [Photo: World Athletics]

In-form Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei, the 10,000 metres world champion, won the men's race in a time of 13 minutes and 14 seconds.

Share this story
Hockey star Oburu raring to swing his way to golf glory
Seth Oburu, who is arguably the greatest hockey midfielder in perhaps Strathmore University’s modern history meets...
COVID-19 outbreak at Lukaku's Inter Milan
Inter Milan's Serie A match at home to Sassuolo on Saturday is to be postponed and their players will be pulled out of international duty after...