Uganda’s Tourism Ambassador Joshua Cheptegei has successfully defended his Monaco Run title, clocking 13:11.
Cheptegei beat off stiff competition from Kenyan Bethwell Birgen, who was 4 seconds slower to finish. Monaco was the scene to Joshua Cheptegei’s record run last year, clocking an amazing 12:11.
He was obviously disappointed by the fact that he couldn’t beat his own record, but expects a year of fruitful harvests especially at the Olympics.
It was still a good race but the win was incredibly difficult to break.Joshua Cheptegei
“I knew that I had to run the best way I always run. I did not want anything to distract me. I just ran to defend the title,” commented Joshua after being asked why he had to take off his gloves midway through the race.
I expect to become great this year or even more.