Kenyans, Ethiopians chase down Uganda’s Cheptegei

Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei celebrates after winning and breaking the world record in the men's 5000metre event during the Diamond League Athletics Meeting at The Louis II Stadium in Monaco on August 14, 2020.

Photo credit: Daniel Cole | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Mo Farah, Great Britain’s double gold medalist in the 10,000 and 5,000 metres, most bizarrely didn’t qualify for these Olympics, leaving Uganda’s world record holder over the distance, Joshua Cheptegei, the clear favourite.
  • Farah’s absence from the field means a new Olympic champion will be crowned in Tokyo for the first time since 2012.

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