Joshua Cheptegei’s 5000m World Record has won the Athletics Moment of the Month.
This, was conducted by World Athletics body with Cheptegei beating three other nominees to the gong.
The Ugandan long distance runner broke the 5000m World Record last month.
Cheptegei clocked 12:35.36 in the Diamond League in Monaco, France to erase a long standing record set by Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele of 12:37.35.
Winning the Month’s best moment, Cheptegei has beaten Timothy Cheruiyot who recorded 3:28.45 in 1500m at the Monaco Diamond League.
Karsten Warholm recorded the second fastest ever on his way to win the 400m hurdles in a European record of 46.87 was also a nominee.
The other nominee was Valeria Allman who put up a US discus record of 70.15m.
World Athletics tweeted four photos of the nominees, with winner determined on number of retweets.
Cheptegei’s photo has over 37000 retweets, with none of the other three managing 100!
Today morning, Cheptegei has confirmed returning to training after concluding his mandatory quarantine since return from Monaco.
Besides the World record last month, Cheptegei had earlier this year a new world road 5 km record of 12:51 in Monaco.