By Team Exposed
Celebrated Ugandan athlete Sarah Chelangat set a new national record after breaking the one that had remained in place for four years previously held by Juliet Chekwel in the 10000m, after she won the race at the FBK after summer games in Hengelo, Netherlands in her first attempt at the distance, finishing Third place with 31:06.46.
After 25 laps on the track, Chelangat clocked 31:06.46 to finish in the third position during the 10,000m Hengelo meeting that took place on Saturday in the Netherlands.
Having gained a podium finish, the Ugandan set a new National record, beating Chekwel who had the previous 31:33.99 record set in 2016 in Italy.
Earlier this month, she finished 9th in 5,000m with a 16:02.24 time during the Kip Keino Classic World Athletics Continental Tour in Nairobi, Kenya.
In 2018, Chelangat notably clocked 19:18.9 in the six kilometer race at Jinja’s exhibition ground to win the National Women’s Junior Cross-country title.
Netherland’s Sifan Hassan clocked 29:36.67 to win the Hengelo meeting 10,000m race, beating Ethiopian Tsehay Gemechu who came in the second position on 30:57.73.
Kenyan duo of Evaline Chichir and Gloria Kite clocked 31:08.09 and 31:25.17 respectively while Spaniard Nuria Lugueros (34:16.05) and Portuguese Sarah
Caterina (35:02.45) followed in the descending order.