Joshua Cheptegei’s 5000m world record has been ratified by World Athletics body.
The formal consent comes two months and 15 days since Cheptegei broke the record in Monaco.
The Long distance runner, on August 14, set a record of 12:35.36 at the Monaco’s Wanda Diamond League, beating a long standing record set by Kenenisa Bekele.
The Athletics body has confirmed that the World Record is officially valid, meaning that Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei is the 5000m World Record Holder.
Cheptegei’s 10,000m world record of 26:11.00 which he set this month (October 7) in Valencia, is still pending ratification.
The 24-year old was recently recommended by Police Advisory Committee for promotion to the rank of ASP.
Cheptegei is a reigning World Cross Country and 10,000m Champion, and holds four world records including a 5km record.