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Cheptegei Struggles Down Stretch To Finish Lowly Sixth in Florence

Joshua Cheptegei. Courtesy photo Joshua Cheptegei suffered a set back when he finished sixth in the 5000m, clocking 12:54.69 at the third meet of the 2021 Diamond League in Florence, Italy. His rival, 20-year old Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigsten, won the race with a World lead, a Personal Best and a...
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Diamond League: Cheptegei Predicts Tough 5000m in Florence

Uganda's long distance runner Joshua Cheptegei expects tough challenge tonight in the 5000m as he gets his Diamond League season underway in Florence, Italy. Uganda's Winnie Nanyondo will face off with World Record holder Siffan Hassan, Faith Kipyegon and Laura Muir while Albert Chemutai will be in the 3000m steeplechase....
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Chelangat Latest Ugandan To Qualify For Olympics

Uganda's long distance runner Mercyline Chelangat has booked a ticket to the forthcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. Chelangat qualified to the Olympics after finishing 7th position when she posted 31:15.05 at the Continental Tour in Hengelo, Netherlands in the 10,000m. Its a big achievement for Chelangant who will seek to...
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Ugandan Quartet Braced For Diamond League In Doha

Four Uganda Athletes Peruth Chemutai, Winnie Nanyondo, Ronald Musagala and Albert Chemutai will be in action at the Qatar Sports Club in the Doha Diamond League. This will be the second meeting after the 2021 Wanda Diamond League, which will have 14 meetings, kicked off with Gateshead last Sunday (May...
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Cheptegei Returns to Namboole For National Trials

The entry of World Champion Joshua Cheptegei and Kenyan runners in the weekend National Track and Field Trials will offer some welcome respite to Ugandan athletes vying to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics. A mix of ideal weather, hot competition and great pacemaking could be able to cause fast times...
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Athletics: Shida Leni Pulls Out Of National Championship

National 400m Record holder, Shida Leni has opted out of the 5th National Track and Field Competition due this weekend in Namboole Stadium to attempt upping her 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualification. Its also going to be a busy weekend for four Ugandan marathoners, Priscilla Chelangat, Immaculate Chemutai Fred Musobo and...
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Kiplimo Triumph At Campaccio Cross Country

Uganda's long distance runner Jacob Kiplimo won the 64th edition of the Campaccio in San Giorgio su Legnano, Italy on Sunday. The World Half Marathon champion crossed the finishing line at 29:07 to beat Ethiopia's Nibret Melak (29:10). In the same race, another Ugandan Oscar Chelimo came third when he...
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All Set For National Athletics Competition In Mukono

The 3rd National Track and Field competition is finally on this weekend after the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) secured a venue. Uganda Christian University (UCU) salvaged the national competition offering free access to its murram running track on March 13, 2021. Athletes will however have to brace with 16 events...
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USA, Spain, South Sudan enter National Cross Country Champs

Three countries have sent teams as Uganda’s top guns line up on Saturday (February 13, 2021) at the National Cross Country Championships, a race that is expected to electrify the Eastern Tororo town. South Sudan has entered a team of nine runners who include one woman while Spain and USA...
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Cheptegei Pulls Out of National Cross Country Championship

World Cross Country Championships golden boy, Joshua Cheptegei will miss participation in the National Cross Country Championships due this weekend (February 13) at the Eastern Tororo Town. The World Champion will be in Monaco that day to make another attempt at breaking the 5km World Record he set at the...
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No Venue, UAF Cancels Another Athletics Competition

The Uganda Athletics Federation has once again cancelled the Track and Field Competition which was due this weekend in Kampala. This marks the second competition in a row on the UAF 2021 calendar to be canceled owing to lack of competition venue. The first one which was scheduled for January...
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Kiplimo To Renew Acquaintances With Kandie in UAE

Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo is braced with another battle against Kenyan Kibiwott Kandie at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon. Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon is an annual half marathon held in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. The event will welcome the world’s greatest professional runners to Al Marjan Island,...
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Cheptegei’s 10,000m World Record Ratified

World Athletics has made Joshua Cheptegei's 10,000m officially valid. Cheptegei smashed a long standing record held by Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele when he set 26:11.00 at the NN Valencia World Record Day on October 7 this year. Cheptegei's performance came less than two months after he broke the World 5000m record...
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Kiplimo Braced For Valencia Half Marathon

Uganda’s long distance sensational, Jacob Kiplimo is set to compete in Valencia Half Marathon this weekend (December 6) with his major goal of running faster time than his previous World performance. Kiplimo in October won the World Half Marathon clocking 58:49 in Gdynia, Poland. However, athletics pundits predict new World...
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All Set For Weekend National Mountain Championships

The National Mountain Running Championships is set for November 28 in the hills of Kapchorwa to determine the 2020 champions. Battle lines are already drawn between contenders and arch-rivals, Prisons, Police and Arua Clubs for national titles. The Kapchorwa event climaxes the 2020 season which had only four national competitions...
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