Sub-29! Chebet Smashes World Record at the Diamond League

History unfolded at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon, as Kenyan champion Beatrice Chebet stole the show! She not only secured her ticket to the Paris Olympics but also rewrote the record books with a phenomenal world record time of 28:54.14 in the women’s 10,000m race!

This electrifying race featured a stacked field of Kenyan athletes, all vying for a coveted spot on the Olympic team. Chebet, the reigning Commonwealth Games 5000m champion, emerged as the unlikely hero. While Ethiopian superstar Gudaf Tsegay initially aimed to break the world record, it was Chebet who surged ahead after the 5000m mark, putting on a display of incredible strength and stamina.

A Race for the Ages

The competition was fierce from the start. Tsegay and Chebet battled for the lead, shadowed by Lilian Kasait Rengeruk. As the race progressed, Chebet took control, pushing the pace and leaving the competition in her dust. The result? A world record shattered by over 7 seconds, leaving the crowd in awe!

Double Domination for Kenya

The dominance of Kenyan athletes extended to the men’s 10,000m race as well. Daniel Mateiko emerged victorious, followed closely by fellow Kenyans Nicholas Kipkorir and Bernard Kibet. In fact, Kenya swept the top 13 positions!

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