Uganda’s Olympian Joshua Cheptegie emerged winner of the Cannes 10km road race on Sunday, 6 of March 2022.
The racing monster and record breaker Joshua Cheptegei strikes this time winning the 10km Cannes road race at 26.49. He braved the strong winds to steer ahead of the Kenya’s Samuel Habtom at 27.51.
Uganda’s Abel Sikowo came in the third position at 27.58.
The champion expressed his joy and happiness over winning the Cannes road race. He took to his social media handles thanking God for the grace to ran strong again after a long time
“Happy to start my season with 10km world leading time of 26.49 (6th fastest of all time ) it gives me joy and hope leading to @WCHoregon22. I thank God Almighty for the grace to ran strong again after a long time. I am optimistic that this year God will do something great.” He tweeted.
Cheptegei adds a feat onto an Olympic 5,000m gold and a 10,000m in Tokyo which saw him promoted to the rank of assistant superintendent of police (ASP) last year.
According to the City of Cannes, Cheptegei’s win is the best world performance of the year and in the French history.
He joins Wilson Kipsang as the only men in the world Marathon Major era (2006 present) to win four separate events- London, Berlin and Chicago, only Boston and New York to go.
By Kamyuka Kenneth