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Kiprotich, Cheptegei Headline Uganda’s Biggest Contingent To World Championship

Uganda will send the biggest team in history to the IAAF World Athletics Championship.

Uganda’s team of 12 males and 10 females will compete at this year’s 17th edition of the championship set to be held on September 27 to October 2019.

Olympics gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich, 30, bounces back and will compete in the Marathon category.

Kiprotich raising the Uganda Flag. Courtesy photo

Kiprotich, hailing from Cheptiyal Village in Kapchorwa, scooped gold in the world championship in 2013 in Moscow and will be hoping for similar fortunes.

Joshua Cheptegei will also be the star attraction after becoming the first Ugandan to win the Diamond League trophy recently.

Farah and Cheptegei.

He won silver at the 2017 World Championship, a place behind England’s Mo Farah, in London.

Team Uganda is preparing for Doha with players training in Kapchorwa and others in Switzerland before being flagged off on September 22nd.

The team will have 12 male and 10 female


Males.

Ronald musagala – 1500m
Chemutai Albert – 3000mSC
Kiplagat benjamin – 3000mSC
Sikowo abel – 3000mSc
Kissa stephen- 5000 m
Chelimo Oscar – 5000 m
Cheptegei joshua – 10,000m
Kiplimo jacob – 10,000
Mande Abdallah 10,000
Kiprotich stephen – marathon
Musubo fred – marathon
Mutai solomon – marathon.

Females.
Shida leni – 400m

Halimah nakayi -800m

Nanyondo winnie – 800&1500

Chebet esther – 1500m

Chemutai peruth – 3000 mSC

Chelengat sarah – 5000m

Chekwel juliet – 10,000 m

Chebet reachel zena – 10,000m

Chesang stellah 10,000m

Chebet linet – marathon

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