Joshua Cheptegei

Joshua Cheptegei

March 26, 2024

2024 World XC Men's Preview: Ugandans Cheptegei & Kiplimo to Battle in Belgrade

Last year, the world's greatest footrace live up to its billing. What will happen in 2024? Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo have split the last two World XC titles. Will one of them break the tie in Serbia or could 12:40 man Berihu Aregawi or World Half champ Sabastian Sawe shake things up?
December 03, 2023

7 BIG Takeaways From an Amazing 2023 Valencia Marathon

Sisay Lemma was unreal, Joshua Cheptegei BLEW UP, Worknesh Degefa is better than ever, Valencia's depth was record-breaking, BAD NEWS FOR US MARATHON FANS and Kenenisa Bekele is back baby!!
November 30, 2023

2023 Valencia Marathon Preview: 5K/10K World Record Holder Joshua Cheptegei Makes Historic Debut

For the 1st time in nearly 50 years, the men's 5,000 and 10,000 WR holder will debut in the marathon while still being the best in the world on the track. Former HM world record holder Kibiwott Kandie and Kenenisa Bekele are also running, while Almaz AyanaGenzebe Dibaba, and 2019 Boston champ Worknesh Degefa lead the women's field.
August 20, 2023

Joshua Cheptegei Three-Peats as 10,000m World Champion

The world record holder won his third straight 10,000m title at Worlds as he held off a challenge from Olympic champ Selemon Barega on the final lap.

March 21, 2023

WTW: Could Jacob Kiplimo one day surpass Eliud Kipchoge? Are Galen Rupp and Molly Huddle done?

Plus, did you know that a guy who couldn't crack the top 100 at NCAA XC just ran 2:07 in the marathon and Yomif Kejelcha just missed a world record.
March 19, 2023

Jacob Kiplimo dispatches Joshua Cheptegei (again), Hellen Obiri sets course record at NYC Half

Kiplimo ran each 5k faster than the previous, running his final 5k in 13:52 thanks to a 4:19 12th mile as he won by 38 seconds in his showdown with 5,000 and 10,000 WR holder Joshua Cheptegei.
March 16, 2023

Titans Jacob Kiplimo and Joshua Cheptegei Set to Clash at United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

The two Ugandan giants Kiplimo and Cheptegei are both in NYC for the first time ready for a stellar match-up.
February 17, 2023

RRW: Cheptegei and Kamworor say they are ready to battle at press conference: "Cross country... is in my DNA," said Kamworor

The two stars have been battling on road, track and grass since 2014.
February 16, 2023

Joshua Cheptegei Is Ready to Go & More Insights From the World XC Course

Six years ago, Cheptegei melted down at World XC on a hot day in Kampala. His team believes he is better prepared for the heat on Saturday.
July 17, 2022

Josh Cheptegei Repeats as World 10,000m Champion, Grant Fisher Finishes 4th

Joshua Cheptegei is back on top as the king of the 10,000m avenging his Olympic loss by outkicking 7 other guys on the final lap to get World title #2 as Grant Fisher earned the best finish ever by an American man in a Worlds 10,000.
July 12, 2022

2022 Worlds M 10K Preview: Which Superstar Wins Gold & Can Grant Fisher Earn Medal #1?

The star power for the men's 10,000 is super high and the drama will be great as the 10,000 world record holder, the half marathon world record holder, the Olympic champ, and a guy who won Pre by 15+ seconds by soloing a 12:50 will all battle, as will American Grant Fisher.
May 28, 2022

World Record Attempts at Pre Classic Fizzle as Niyonsaba Comes Closest

No amount of money or technology makes breaking a world record easy and Friday night proved it at Pre as Francine Niyonsaba, Letesenbet Gidey and Joshua Cheptegei all came up short.
September 03, 2021

Paul Chelimo Speaks: On His Pre-Tokyo Medal Guarantee, Almost Coming to Blows With Nicholas Kimeli, and the LetsRun Messageboard

Chelimo was the only American distance runner to medal at the 2016 and 2020 Olympics. He's got a lot more to say than just his medal guarantee.
August 21, 2021

2021 Pre Classic Recap: Elaine Thompson-Herah Scares 100m WR, Sha'Carri Richardson Humbled, Athing Mu, Courtney Frerichs American Records, Ingebrigsten, Kipyegon Keep Winning

Thompson-Herah was just .05 off FloJo's "world record." Jamaica swept the top-3 with SAFP (10.73) and Shericka Jackson (10.76) while Richardson was dead last in 11.14. Also a who's who of men's distance running over 2-miles and solid sprint results from Noah Lyles (200m) and Andre De Grasse (100m).
August 06, 2021

Men’s 5000: Cheptegei Gets his Olympic Gold, Chelimo Dives for Bronze, Ahmed Silver
May 19, 2021

2021 Ostrava Recap: Kiplimo Blitzes 26:33 (#7 All-Time) as Cheptegei Comes Up Short In WR Attempt (7:33) and British Teens Max Burgin (1:44.14) & Keely Hodgkinson (1:58.89) Amaze

Cheptegei could only manage 7:33.24 in the 3000 as Daniel Komen’s legendary 7:20.67 world record lives on. In the sprints, Fred Kerley ran 9.96 to dominate Justin Gatlin and Andre De Grasse. Talk about the action on our world-famous fan forum / messageboard.
May 17, 2021

Confirmed: Joshua Cheptegei Will Take A Crack at Daniel Komen's Legendary 3000-Meter World Record on Wednesday

Cheptegei already owns WRs at 5k (12:35.36) and 10k (26:11.00), but breaking Daniel Komen's mark of 7:20.67 that has stood the test of time for nearly 25 years will be a new kind of challenge. *MB: Confirmed: Joshua Cheptegei WILL go for Komen's legendary 7:20.67 on Wednesday!!