The Burkinabé Hugues-Fabrice Zango achieved the feat on Saturday in Aubière by smashing the world record for the triple indoor jump (18.07 m) which belonged to his trainer, the French Teddy Tamgho (17.92) m.
Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei (24 years old) and Ethiopian Letesenbet Gidey (22 years old) made athletic history by seizing respectively the world records in the men's 10,000m and the women's 5,000m in Valencia ( Spain) on Wednesday October 7, 2020.
10,000m world champion Joshua Cheptegei is living an exceptional 2020. After seizing the world record of 5,000 m on August 14 in Monaco in 12'35''36, the Ugandan once again erased the Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele from the tablets by stealing the 10,000 m from him, brought to the incredible time of 26'11''00. Bekele had managed 26'17''53 in 2005 in Brussels.
David Rudisha’s 2012 Olympic 800m triumph has been chosen as the athletics moment of the decade. Over the past two weeks, athletics fans from around the world have been casting their votes on the World Athletics Instagram page, whittling down a long list of 32 moments.
In the final stage of voting, Rudisha was up against Eliud Kipchoge’s marathon world record from Berlin in 2018. The votes were close, but Rudisha ultimately had the edge, 1151 votes to Kipchoge’s 939.
In Vienna, the Kenyan achieved a milestone once believed to be unattainable. But his time, 1:59:40, will not be recognized as a world record.
In becoming the first person to cover the marathon distance in less than two hours, Kipchoge, 34, achieved a sports milestone granted almost mythical status in the running world, breaking through a temporal barrier that many would have deemed untouchable only a few years ago.