Joshua cheptagi over the night won the men’s 3000 m at the 60th Ostrave Golden spike. First organized in 196, Golden Spike is an annual athletics event at the Městský Stadion in Ostrava-Vítkovice, Czech Republic as part of the IAAF World Challenge Meetings. The Golden boy got beyond the limits and improved on his prior record of 7:33.26.
Height 1.67 m, Weight: 52 kg Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei is a Ugandan long-distance runner and 2019 world champion in the 10,000 m. Cheptegei is the tenth man in history to hold the 5,000 m and 10,000 m world records concurrently, both set in 2020. In 2017, he became the silver medalist in the 10,000 meters event at the World Championship in London.
Wednesday, the 24-year-old who has been untouchable on the track since 2019 by setting world records at 5000 m and 10,000 m did it again when he ran 07:33:24 to cross the tape in first place infront of 1500 fans allowed in the Městský stadium under loosening COVID-19 restrictions.
Golden Spike Ostrava 2021 — Men’s 3000 m results.
Joshua Cheptegei (UGA) 07:33.24Paul Chelimo (USA) 07:41.69Oscar Chelimo (UGA) 07:43.00Seán Tobin (IRL) 07:49.37Isaac Kimeli (BEL) 07:49.47Andreas Vojta (AUT) 07:49.75Abdessamad Oukhelfen (ESP) 08:07.68Vojtěch Král (CZE) 08:20.61