Much anticipation was being made ahead of the comeback of Joshua Cheptegei this season, as he attempted to break his 5k World record in Monaco. Bettingsider 24 listed a number of the sites offering odds on the event, as Cheptegei started as the overwhelming favourite, to take the victory. As expected, he was victorious but was unable to get near his record, stating that his fitness is not there yet at this period of the season, to break a record like that. He also added that he is ready for the season and expects to win it all.
Grateful to start 2021 with a win, not yet time enough to run faster, as Monaco is usually a place of breaking barriers. #Silverback 🦍 wins it all! #JoshuaCheptegeiForUganda #VisitUganda #nikerunning @NNRunningTeam
— Joshua Cheptegei 🇺🇬🇺🇬 🥇🥇 (@joshuacheptege1) February 14, 2021
Win it all is what he will be going for and he is now into an Olympic year, following the competition being moved from 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Joshua Cheptegei heads is as the strong favourite and is set to come in for lots of support in the listed betting sites above for both the 5k and 10k titles. That will also come as little surprise, considering he also holds the world records in both of the events, with each being broken last year. His 5k World record was a stunning achievement and it will also come as little surprise that it was again broken at the Monaco Diamond league, with Monaco continuing to produce world records.
— Wanda Diamond League (@Diamond_League) August 14, 2020
Just 54 days later and Joshua Cheptegei again was in the history books, as he broke the 10k world record, meaning both of Kenenisa Bekele’s records were broken in 2020 by the Ugandan. This saw him produce a jaw dropping performance to break the 15-year record by 6.53 seconds. If he can continue this form, they he is expected to break his own records again in 2021 and is also set to win Gold in both events in Tokyo. It sets up for a fascinating season ahead and we can only hope he again produces something special for running fans.