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11 February 2024 | Athletics

Ugandan long-distance runner Joshua Cheptegei is focused on winning 10,000m gold at the Paris Olympic Games later this year.

The multiple world champion over the distance is yet to win gold at the Olympics with his best being a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

With only 10,000m Olympic gold missing in his senior international races, the world record holder who made a Marathon debut in Valencia last year is looking forward to winning in Paris.

“2024, it’ll be 10 years running internationally. 10 years at a high level.

“I'm still in love with the 10,000m, the special distance. I still want to go to Paris and win,” Cheptegei told World Athletics.

It should be noted that only Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebrselassie have won more world 10,000m titles than Cheptegei. Both won two Olympic golds in the event.

Cheptegei will head to the French capital hungry to find his first gold medal in the event.

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