World 5km Records For Taye and Aregawi Have Been Confirmed

World 5km Records For Taye and Aregawi Have Been Confirmed | Ejgayehu Taye | Berihu Aregawi | World 5km Record | Ethiopia

The World Athletics has now confirmed the women’s and men’s records set by both Ethiopians, Ejgayehu Taye and Berihu Aregawi in Barcelona on Friday, 31st December 2021.

Women’s world 5km road race record (mixed race)
14:19 Ejgayehu Taye (ETH) Barcelona 31 December 2021

Men’s world 5km road race record
12:49 Berihu Aregawi (ETH) Barcelona 31 December 2021

The world’s 5km records set by Ethiopia’s Ejgayehu Taye and Berihu Aregawi last year have been ratified.

Ending their year at the Cursa dels Nassos 5km event in Barcelona on 31 December, Taye won in 14:19 to improve the women’s mixed-race record by 24 seconds, while Aregawi ran 12:49 to take two seconds off the men’s record.

Taye was able to employ some of the males in the field as pacemakers because the women and men started at the same time. In the early stages, she pulled away from Sweden’s Meraf Bahta and won in 14:19, shattering the world record of 14:43 set by Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech in Monaco on February 14, 2021.

Meanwhile, Aregawi had a pacemaker for the first kilometer or two for the company, but then he was on his own. He broke the world record of 12:51 set by Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei in Monaco on February 16, 2020, by crossing the finish line in 12:49.

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July 2022
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