Taye and Aregawi break world 5km records at Cursa dels Nassos

Ethiopian’s Ejegayehu Taye and Berihu Aregawi broke the world 5km records at the Cursa dels Nassos in Barcelona yesterday.

Taye broke the women’s race that was held by Kenyan world 3,000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech when she clocked 14:18.

The 21 year old set an Ethiopian 3000m record of 8:19.52 earlier this year, and was the second-fastest woman in the world over 5000m this season and in Barcelona she was contesting just the second international road race of her career.

Another Ethiopian, Aregawi broke the world record when he cut the tape in 12:50 for the title. The 20 year old came within one second of Joshua Cheptegei’s world record in Lille last month. 

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