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Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei Chases Mo Farah to a Tough and Impressive Silver Medal Win at the IAAF World Championships in London

In a race described by World Champion Mo Farah, as one of “the toughest races” of his life, Uganda’s 20-year-old and World U-20 champion Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei, came in second to take home a silver medal in 26:49.94 behind Farah’s 26:49.51 in the 10,000m.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“It was one of the toughest races of my life. The guys really gave it to me,”[/perfectpullquote]

said Farah, who was seen leaving the stadium with a bandaged left leg.

Cheptegei also managed to set his personal best time in his career.

Kenyan Olympic silver medalist Paul Kippngetich Tanui walked away with a bronze medal after finishing in 26:50.60, setting his season’s best in the process as well. His teammates Bedan Karoki Muchiri and Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor finished 4th and 6th respectively.

Ethiopians Jemal Yimer Ethiopia finished 5th, while teammate Adadi Hadis, came in 7th. Uganda’s Timothy Torotich came in 14th with teammate Moses Martin Kurong finishing in 18th.



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