2:31, 2:35, 2:36, 2:35 and 2:34: those were the kilometer times that Joshua Cheptegei ran on his way to a 5-kilometer world record on the road in Monaco last year. This morning he aims to break his own world record of 12:51. You can follow his attempt starting at 9:45am (CET) via the livestream link below.
Cheptegei isn’t the only one who will be at the start of the “Monaco Run,” and there will be an attempt to improve the women’s world record, too, with Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech considered the favorite. In the men’s race, Uganda’s Cheptegei is, of course, the man to watch not just as the current world record holder, but since he also holds the world records for 5,000 meters on the track, 15 kilometers on the road, 10 kilometers on the road and 10,000 meters on the track.
If Cheptegei improves his world record he will need to run at least 23.34 kilometers per hour and average 2:34 per kilometer.