Ugandan runner Joshua Cheptegei claimed the 2017 Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN posting a new personal best in South Africa on Sunday.

Cheptegei – just from London where he put up a spectacular 10,000m Silver Medal winning performance at the World Athletics Championships – ran the fourth fastest time this year.

He crossed the line in 27:28, after a 10km journey through the city, past a number of Durban’s iconic landmarks.

The time he ran the distance was faster than that of Laredo, Spain (27:46) in March last year.

The 21-year-old braved the windy conditions, reaching the tape before  Stephen Kissa and Julien Wanders.

Fellow Ugandan Mercyline Chelangat dominated the women’s category also setting a new personal best as she finished in 31:37.

“I am very happy. A national record and my personal best, yes I am very happy,” Cheptegei told Yoursport.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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