Addis Ababa, October 8, 2020 -Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey broke the women’s 5,000m world record in Valencia, Spain.

Letesenbet, 22, clocked 14 minutes 6.62 seconds to better the 14 minutes 11.15 seconds set by another Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba in 2008, according to BBC.

Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed congratulated Letesenbet on her record-breaking win.

Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei smashed the men’s 10,000m world record.

Cheptegei, 24, clocked 26 minutes 11.00 seconds to beat Kenenisa Bekele’s 15-year-old time by more than six seconds.


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