He has just won the men’s 10,000 metres world title in Doha on Sunday night timing the second fastest ever in the championships history of 26min 48.36sec.
The 23-year-old — silver medallist in 2017 — is the first Ugandan to win
Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia took silver (26:49.34) and Kenyan Rhonex Kipruto the bronze (26:50.32).
Cheptegei the more than fifth -time winner of the Zevenheuvelenloop 15 km road race in Nijmegen, Netherlands. In 2018 Cheptegei set the world record for a 15 km road race. He finished in 41:05 and improved the world record by 8 seconds, formerly set by Leonard Komon at the Zevenheuvelenloop in 2010.