Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegai made history at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary on August 23, 2023. Tsegai crossed the finish line after an impressive run in the women’s 5000m race, breaking the previous world record set by Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon in June . Cegaj finished the race in just 14 minutes and 21 hundredths.
The Ethiopian runner showed exceptional skill and determination throughout the race. From the start, Tsegai set a fast pace, leaving her competitors behind. With about 800 meters to go, she broke away from Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet, captivating the crowd at the National Athletics Center in Budapest.
As Tsegai approached the finish line, the crowd was on its feet, witnessing an extraordinary performance. She crossed the lane and immediately collapsed from sheer exhaustion. However, there was no end to Tsegaev’s incredible achievement. After regaining her composure, she went to the stands to sign autographs for her enthusiastic fans.
Tsegai’s phenomenal run shaved roughly five seconds off Kipyegon’s previous record, leaving no doubt about her exceptional abilities as an athlete. Her record-breaking performance at the Eugene Diamond League finals in Budapest rightfully earned her a place in the annals of athletics history.
This incredible achievement demonstrates Tsegayev’s determination, strength and relentless pursuit of excellence. It is a testament to her unwavering commitment to her sport and her ability to push the boundaries of what is possible. Cegaje’s remarkable feat will undoubtedly inspire future generations of athletes and leave a lasting impact on the world of athletics.