SPORT IN NUMBERS
2 seconds is the stunning time Joshua Cheptegei knocked off the 5,000 metres world record in Monaco on 14 August. The record set by Kenenisa Bekele had stood for 16 years. It was the Ugandan’s first race since he broke the outdoor 5km world record in February, also in Monaco.
200 miles per hour is the speed at which Johann Zarco and Franco Morbidelli were riding in the Austrian MotoGP when they collided. The accident nearly wiped out two other riders when their bikes broke up as they flew through the air across the track. Fortunately, no riders were seriously injured and the two who crashed were able to walk away.
92 pole positions have now been achieved by Lewis Hamilton in his F1 career. Drivers qualify for their place at the start of the race by completing three laps as quickly as possible beforehand. First position is known as ‘pole’. Hamilton went on to win the Spanish GP in Barcelona, adding to his recordbreaking season.
Minutes before the crash