Hellen Obiri, Elijah Manangoi, Faith Chepng’etich, Almaz Ayana, Anthony Joshua, Mohamed Sala, Caster Semenya, Eniola Aluko, Wayde Van Niekerk, Asisat Oshoala, Kagiso Rabada, Winny Chebet, Faith Kipyegon Kipng'etich, Mark Otieno Odhiambo, Judith Kiyeng

Kipyegon wins as Kimeli, Bett win silver as Cheptegei breaks world record in Monaco

Olympic 1,500m champion Faith Kipyegon won in her first Diamond League title in Monaco after winning the 1,000m title.

The world 1,500m silver medalist clocked 2:29.15 as the only Kenya runner in the category.

But Ugandan Joshua Cheptegein broke the world record in 5,000m lowering Kenenisa Bekele’s previous time of 12:37.35.

The World 10,000m champion romped into victory in a record time of 12:35.36 beating Kenyan runners led by Africa junior cross country champion Nicholas Kimeli and Africa Junior 5,000m silver medalist Jacob Krop to second and third respectively.

Kimeli produced a personal best of 12:51.78 for second place with Krop coming in third in a season best of 13:11.32.

World under 20 5,000m champion Leonard Bett was second in 3,000m steeplechase

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