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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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Four Ugandan Athletes To Compete At Delhi Marathon

Four Ugandan distance runners have been added to the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon men’s field due November 29, 2020 in India. The Ugandans who will compete in the 16th edition of this World Athletics Gold Label race include Stephen Kissa, Victor Kiplangat, Mathew Chekwurui and Abel Sikowo. Kissa and Kiplangat...
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Kiplimo, Chemutai Shine At NBC Tanzania Marathon

Uganda's Philip Kiplimo and Doreen Chemutai were triumphant on Sunday at the NBC Tanzania Marathon. Kiplimo won the Men's marathon in a time of 2:17:26 to fend off resistance from Tanzania Hamis Misai (2:17:35) and Kenya's Stanley Kipchirchir (2:19:13). Kiplimo bags Sh5.6m (3.5m TZ currency) for winning the 42.2km race....
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Five Ugandan Athletes Off For Tanzania Marathon

The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) has cleared five athletes to compete in the NBC Tanzania Marathon due November 22, 2020. The race will take place in Dodoma, attracting many athletes from various countries. The Ugandan Contingent left on Thursday by road ahead of Sunday's event. Uganda will field three runners...
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Uganda Athletics Federation Launch Olympic Games Program

Uganda Athletics Federation has launched the Olympic Games program as 2020 competition season concludes November 28 with the National Mountain Running Championships in Kapchorwa. The launched 2021 Program that leads to the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games kick starts with the 1st Track and Field Trials slated for January 23...
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Kipruto Charged After ‘Sex With 15-year Old’ Claims

Kenyan middle distance runner Conseslus Kipruto has been charged for having sex with a minor. The 3000m steeplechase Olympic champions was later released on bail after pleading not guilty to charges of defilement. This, was during a hearing on Monday in his hometown of Kapsabet. Kipruto was charged with having...
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Cheptegei Has My Vote – Kipchoge

World Marathon Record Holder Eliud Kipchoge says that he will vote for Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei for the 2020 Male Athlete of the year. Cheptegei is among the nominees for the Athlete of the year, an accolade Kenya's Kipchoge has won for the last two years. Kenya's Timothy Cheruiyot who ran...
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