Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei broke a 16-year-old world record in the 5000m by nearly two seconds, clocking 12:35.36 in Monaco on Friday.
Cheptegei, the 2019 World champion who reportedly needed 80 hours to travel from Uganda for the Diamond League meet, took 1.99 seconds off Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele‘s world record from 2004. Bekele is also the 10,000m world-record holder and the second-fastest marathoner in history.
Full Monaco results are here. The Diamond League next moves to Stockholm on Aug. 23.
In other events Friday, Donavan Brazier extended a year-plus 800m win streak, clocking 1:43.