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World Half Marathon: Team Uganda Flies Out

Uganda Athletics Federation
Smarting from setting a new 10,000m World Record in Valencia, Joshua Cheptegei now leads Team Uganda’s onslaught for top honours at the World Half Marathon Championships.

The World Athletics Half Marathon Championship Gdynia 2020, is due October 17, 2020 in the northern Polish Baltic coast city, Poland.

The team of eight is set to fly out from Entebbe Airport tomorrow (Wednesday) 11.50pm by KLM flight comprising men – Golden Spike 5000m champion and Meet Record holder Jacob Kiplimo, Abel Chebet, Moses Kibet Coach Benjamin Njia.

Women – 2018 Cardiff Commonwealth Half Marathon champion Juliet Chekwel, Doreen Chesang, Doreen Chemutai and Rachael Zena Chebet.

Coaches Benjamin Njia and Addy Ruiter will be in charge of the team.

Joshua Cheptegei, Stephen Kissa and Coach Addy Ruiter will meanwhile join the team from Europe where they pitched training camp after the Valencia historic World Record triumph.

Uganda last participated  at the 2018 World Half Marathon in Valencia, Spain with the  men’s team finishing 5th and women 16th position overall.

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