Cheptegei, Chesang win gold in FNB Durban 10km city run

Sunday October 14 2018

Ugandan athletes Joshua Cheptegei and Stella

Ugandan athletes Joshua Cheptegei and Stella Chesang. COURTESY PHOTO 

By Monitor Reporter

Ugandan long-distance runners Joshua Cheptegei and Stella Chesang have each won a gold medal in the FNB Durban 10km City Run.
Cheptegei had promised to finish the race through the Durban Central Business District in 27-minutes and 20-seconds.

He, however, beat his last year’s record in the same race when he, on Sunday, finished within 27 minutes and 16 seconds - the fastest 10km ever run on South African soil.

“I am so happy with my race today, I knew something good was in my legs and today I showed.
Very proud with the national record and course record! Thank you for a great race Durban 10k,” said the Commonwealth Games Champion after winning the Sunday race.

Swiss Julien Wanders finished 16 seconds behind Cheptegei in a time of 27:32 while Moses Koech of Kenya finished third in 27:46.
Mercyline Chelangat also clenched silver in the women’s race.