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...

Nanyondo Set For Continental Tour In Nairobi As Chelimo Opts Out

After the Doha Diamond League, Winnie Nanyondo now turns to Nairobi World Athletics Continental Tour where she has been invited to compete in 1500m race on October 3, 2020. Uganda’s Oscar Chelimo who was earlier entered for 5,000m event has meanwhile opted out on account of unfitness. The number of...

Nakaayi Tips Nanyondo Ahead Of Doha Showdown

Halimah Nakaayi has tipped her training partner and close friend Winnie Nanyondo ahead of the final meeting of this year's Wanda Diamond League. Nanyondo, set for the 800m, is the only Ugandan athlete competing on Friday in Doha. After a year past, Nanyondo returns at the venue where she finished...
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Jacob Kiplimo Wins 5000m in Ostrava After Two-Year Absence

Uganda's long distance runner Jacob Kiplimo has defied odds to win the 5000m race at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Kiplimo, 19-year old, outpaced favourite Seleman Barega of Ethiopia to win after finishing at 12:48.63 on his return to track. Barega finished third with 12:49.08 while Italy's...

Government Clears Two Athletes To Compete In Czech Republic

The Government has cleared two athletes, Winnie Nanyondo and Jacob Kiplimo to travel to Ostrava, Czech Republic. The two will compete at the 59th edition of the Golden Spike in Ostrava on Tuesday, September 8. Golden Spike is an annual athletics event at the Mestsky Stadium in Ostrava, Czech Republic...

Cheptegei, Three Other Athletes Flagged Off To Diamond League

Four Uganda athletes, including Joshua Cheptegei, were flagged off on Friday at Nakasero to Monaco, France to compete at the Diamond League. The contingent that also have athletes Halima Nakaayi, Nanyondo Winnie and Kissa Stephen, were flagged off by First Lady and Minister of Education & Sports Hon. Janet K....

Female Athlete Handed 12-Year Ban

Ethiopia marathoner Etaferahu Wodaj has been given a hefty ban of 12 years by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). The 30-year old has been found guilty of using prohibited substance and for tampering with the doping control process. The 12-year ban starts from November 20, 2019 when he was given a...

Mikel Kiprotich Mutai: Kenyan Athlete Given Four-Year Ban

Kenyan long distance runner Mikel Kiprotich Mutai has been slapped with a four-year ban for breaking anti doping rules. The Athletics Integrity Unity also banned pole vaulter Stanislau Tsivonchyk (Belarus) and long distance runner Kiranjeet Kaur (India). Nandrolone was detected in Kirpotich's urine samples which was taken after he took...

Juliet Chekwel Sets National Record To Win Seville Marathon

Juliet Chekwel. Courtesy photo Uganda's Juliet Chekwel defied odds to win at the 36th Zurich Maratón de Sevilla on her debut. Chekwel crossed the finished line in 2:23:13, fending off resistance from Ethiopian duo Gada Bontu and Sifan Melaku who came second and third in that order. The achievement sees...

Uganda Wildlife Authority Marathon Launched

The fifth edition of the Uganda Wildlife Marathon has been launched on Thursday. This year's edition, they target to collect funds for educating orphans which where left behind by fallen Rangers. Over 50 families are targeted to benefit in this years Marathon as Bashir Hangi, the Uganda wildlife Authority communications...
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Joshua Cheptegei Breaks 5KM World Record In Monaco

Joshua Cheptegei on the finish line to snatch a 5km World record. Monaco run Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei has broken the 5km world record in Monaco, France, setting a new time of 12:51. He beats a previous time of 13:00 set way back in 2000 by Kenyan Sammy Kipketer in Carlsbad,...

Kipchoge Beats Cheptegei To Retain World Athlete Of The Year Gong

Kenya's Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge has beaten Uganda's long dustance runner Joshua Cheptegei and three other athletes to retain the Male Athlete of the year in a glamorous event held on Saturday night in Monaco. USA's 400M hurdler Delila Muhammad was named the best female after a tremendous 2019 where she...

Athletics: Nakaayi, Nanyondo Bag Gold In Japan

Uganda's duo Halima Nakaayi and Winnie Nanyondo won gold each at the Denka Athletics Challenge on Saturday in Japan. Nakaayi, coming on track on the back of winning gold in the World athletics championship in Doha, managed to live as advertised. Halima Nakaayi. Courtesy photo She came fastest in 800M...
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World Athletics Championship: Nanyondo, Musagala Advance

Uganda's middle distance runners Winnie Nanyondo and Ronald Musagala advanced to next stages of their respective categories. Nanyondo reached the finals of the Women's 800M after squeezing through from the semis by the skin of her teeth. Nanyondo, despite having a strong start, had to settle for a sixth place...
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