The first day of the World Juniors had one final. That final was the men's Jr 10,000 meters, and true to form, the fastest man in the world won the race. He did not get the title easily, as Joshua Cheptegei had to battle, among others, Elvis Cheboi, who was hell bent on winning the title. 

The 5,000 meters was hit in 14:35, with much of the first 5,000 meters being led by two Japanese runners, Nagatani and Kesuki. Elvis Cheboi, then Joshua Cheptegei lead the chase pack, and as they got near the leaders, the pack drastically quickened.

Nagatani, Keisuke make go for the 10,000 meters, photo by

Over the last 5,000 meters, run in 13:57, Elvis Cheboi and Joshua Cheptegei battled. Cheptegei used a last lap of 59 seconds to take the win and give the first medal in the Word Juniors to Uganda! 

First gold for Uganda
EUGENE (USA, Jul 22): Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei (18) is the first winner of World Juniors in Eugene. He achieved 28:32.86 in the 10 000 m and beat Kenyans who followed. Elvis Cheboi 28:35.20 and Nicolas Kosimbei 28:38.68. Best European was Spanish Carlos Mayo with 28:52.31 PB as 10th. British Morgan Lake leads the heptathlon with 3821 clear margin, she achieved national junior record 194 in the high jump. Australian Cedric Dubler leads the decathlon 4329. Favorites clocked fastest times in heats. Trayvon Bromell 10.13 (+0.7) and Dina Asher-Smith 11.18 (+0.3) in 100 m heats. Here Ecuador talent and double World youth medalist Angela Tenorio false started. Another South American flop no-height (at 375) in pole vault qualification for Rosbeilys Peinado of Venezuela, the World youth champion from last year. Iceland Anita Hinriksdottir led the 800 m heats 2:03.41 and Kenyan Jonathan Sawe the boys 1500 m 3:41.35. Briton David Omoregie clocked fast 13.24 (+0.7) to top the 110 m hurdles first round (his European junior record is 13.17). Japanese Nobuya Kato was the fastest in 400 m heats 46.23. In technical events Europeans headed the qualification. Ukrainian hammer thrower Alyona Shamotina 64.78, Polands javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk 56.23 and Norway´s long jumper Nadia Akpana Assa with national junior record 639 (+1.3).