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Ugandan Runner Cheptegei Wins Men's 5,000-Meter Race at Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Men's 5000m - Final - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 6, 2021. Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda, Paul Chelimo of the United States, and Milkesa Mengesha of Ethiopia during the race.
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ugandan runner Joshua Cheptegei won the men's 5,000-meter race at Tokyo Olympics on Friday and grabbed the gold medal.

The athlete brought the second gold for Uganda after Peruth Chemutai previously won the women's 3000m steeplechase race.

Mohammed Ahmed of Canada finished second, and US runner Paul Chelimo took the bronze.

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