Beatrice Chepkoech breaks world 5km record

Kenyan Béatrice Chepkoech broke the 5 world km record in Monaco on Sunday, February 14, 2021, in 14'43 ". She improved on the previous record in a mixed race of 14'48 '' set by Caroline Kipkirui in 2018, and is also a second faster than Sifan Hassan's record of 14''44 for a women-only race, since the 5 km was introduced as a world record in November 2017. Beatrice also holds the world record for the 3000 m steeplechase in 8'44''32 since 2018, also set in Monaco.