LIVE: Cheptegei ready to step into Mo Farah’s shoes

first_img8394Mohammed AHMEDCAN27:02.35 126 Kefasi Chitsala (MAW)29:21.68PB 19235Rodrigue KWIZERABDI 41085Yemaneberhan CRIPPAITA27:44.2127:49.79 Share on: WhatsApp 8 Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)27:19.62GR RankOrderNameResultNotes 171680Julien WANDERSSUI27:17.2927:17.29 141287Alex KORIOKEN27:29.4027:29.40 69 Stephen Mokoka (RSA)27:44.58SB  Commonwealth 10,000m final result last year 181284Rhonex KIPRUTOKEN26:50.1626:50.16 711 Timothy Toroitich (UGA)27:47.35 115 Stewart McSweyn (AUS)28:58.22 Prize Money1st $60,0002nd $30,0003rd $20,0004th $15,0005th $10,0006th $6,0007th $5,0008th $4,000Doha, Qatar  | THE INDEPENDENT | With the retirement of legend Mo Farah from track competition, the 10,000 metres will have a new champion tonight for the first time since Moscow 2013.By the time he retired last year, Farah had captured 10 successive world or Olympic titles in the 10,000 metres.Mo leaves a pack of Kenyan, Ethiopian and Ugandan long distance aces ready to reclaim the crown for Africa.It is however Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei, who in taking the Commonwealth Games 5000m and 10000m double, and the World cross country crown, will be the man to beat at Doha tonight.“He is in his best shape ever,” his coach Addy Ruiter said before the race. “We have a plan A, B, C and if it fails, D. But races are different, anything can happen but it sometimes comes down to the individual.”The biggest threat to Cheptegei will come in the form of Ethiopians Yomif Kejelcha and Hagos Gebrhiwet who have the fastest times in the distance this year, with 26:49.99 and 26:48.95 respectively. Sandwiching their times is Cheptegei, with 26:49.94.If he does win, he will become only the fourth Ugandan to win World Athletics Championship gold, joining steeplechaser Dorcus Inzikuru in Helsinki 2005, Stephen Kiprotich off track in the marathon in Moscow 2013 and Halimah Nakaayi in the 800m at Doha 2019. 11291Rodgers KWEMOIKEN27:25.2327:26.92 515 Jake Robertson (NZL)27:30.90NR 15705Yomif KEJELCHAETH26:49.9926:49.99 –1 Patrick Tiernan (AUS)DQR 163.3b 11640Aron KIFLEERI27:09.9227:27.68 Prize Money 131912Lopez LOMONGUSA27:30.0627:30.06 21362Hassan CHANIBRN27:38.1628:31.30center_img 6701Hagos GEBRHIWETETH26:48.9526:48.95 51907Leonard KORIRUSA27:20.1827:34.01 913 Andy Vernon (ENG)28:17.11 10245Soufiane BOUCHIKHIBEL27:41.2028:04.09 82 Jonathan Ndiku (KEN)27:56.24 FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Mo Farah (R) shakes hands with Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei after they competed in the Men’s 5000m at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The 10,000m will have a new champion who is not Mo Farah for the first time since 2013.10,000m lineup – 8PM 14 Rodgers Kwemoi (KEN)27:28.66SB 31906Shadrack KIPCHIRCHIRUSA27:07.5527:47.71 9697Andamlak BELIHUETH26:53.1526:53.15 12 Mohammed Ahmed (CAN)27:20.56 –7 Simon Charley (VAN)DNS 2237Onesphore NZIKWINKUNDABDI28:09.9828:11.90 133 Toka Badboy (LES)31:22.38 121793Joshua CHEPTEGEIUGA26:49.94 16236Thierry NDIKUMWENAYOBDI  LANEBIBATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2019 44 Jacob Kiplimo (UGA)27:30.25SB 71488Sondre Nordstad MOENNOR27:24.7827:24.78 201798Abdallah Kibet MANDEUGA27:22.8927:22.89 1010 Josphat Bett Kipkoech (KEN)28:56.22 Other medals for Uganda at the Worlds have been two Silvers by Davis Kamoga Athens 1997 and Joshua Cheptegei 2017; Bronzes by Moses Kipsiro Osaka 2007 and Solomon Mutai in Beijing 2015.The reward for winning a World Championship gold is a tax-free $60,000 prize. If one breaks the world record, which is  26:17.53 minutes, a $100,000 bonus is given.LIVElast_img

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