The veldloop the men was a Ugandan duel between Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo. Ultimately, it was the 22-year-old Cheptegei that his country's first individual world title is donated to the seniors. The Kenyan double title holder Geoffrey Kamworor had to settle with bronze.
In the absence of the Kenyan Irene Cheptai, the world champion of 2017, it was her compatriot Obiri that the race in the women dominated. The world champion of London 2017 in the 5000 meters out of Dera Dida and Letesenbet Gidey, both from Ethiopia. The 29-year-old Obiri go down in history as the first woman, with individual world CHAMPIONSHIPS gold on the track, outdoor (5,000 meters, 2017), indoors (3,000 meters, 2012), and the cross.
The next edition of the world cup in 2021 in the Australian Bathurst held, partly on the legendary Mount Panorama Circuit. The belgians were there this year in Aarhus, but with Erik De Beck (1974), Leon Schots (1977) and Mohammed Mourhit (2000 and 2001), today our country has four world championship titles.