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Cheptegei wins third successive 10,000m world crown

Joshua Cheptegei became the fourth man in history to win three successive world 10,000m titles as he eased home in Budapest on Sunday.

The 26-year-old Ugandan timed 27min 51.42sec to take the title with Daniel Ebenyo of Kenya second with a time of 27:52.60 and Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega filled bronze medal position in 27:52.72.

Cheptegei joins Ethiopian duo Haile Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele and Britain’s Mo Farah in winning three successive 10,000m titles.

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