Cheptegei, Chesang win gold for Uganda in Durban

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Cheptegei on the run

Uganda’s marathoners Joshua Cheptegei and Stella Chesang have just won gold in the FNB Durban 10km City Run.

The duo is also Commonwealth Games Champions. The race also saw a European record while Mercyline Chelangat won silver in the women race.

Cheptegei on Sunday beat his last year’s record when he finished within 27 minutes and 16 seconds – the fastest 10km ever run on South African soil.

Swiss Julien Wanders finished 16 seconds behind Cheptegei in a time of 27:32 while Moses Koech of Kenya finished third in 27:46.

Chesang

Stella Chesang took the women’s race at the City Surf Run in Durban, clocking 31:12 minutes to break the South Africa’s 10km all-comers record.

Mercyline Chelangat in 31:14 to 31:33 (PB) made it a double win for Uganda with Irvette van Zyl third in a PB of 32:06.

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