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Male Athlete Of The Year: Kiplimo Out, Cheptegei In As Final Five Named

Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei has made the final shortlist for the 2020 Male Athlete of the year. However, his compatriot Jacob Kiplimo has missed out after he was named in the initial ten nominees. The World Athletics body has released the final five ahead of the awarding ceremony due Saturday, December...
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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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Joshua Cheptegei’s 5000m World Record Ratified

Joshua Cheptegei's 5000m world record has been ratified by World Athletics body. The formal consent comes two months and 15 days since Cheptegei broke the record in Monaco. The Long distance runner, on August 14, set a record of 12:35.36 at the Monaco's Wanda Diamond League, beating a long standing...
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Cheptegei’s Coach Expresses Preparation Concerns

Joshua Cheptegei has not had enough preparations ahead of the 2020 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships, according to his coach Addy Ruiter. Cheptegei leads team Uganda at the championship in Gdynia, Poland, due this Saturday October 17, 2020. Cheptegei will be making his debut appearance at the World Half Marathon....
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Joshua Cheptegei Breaks 10,000m World Record

Joshua Cheptegei is on course to becoming "the greatest runner in history" after smashing the 10,000m world record on Wednesday night. The Ugandan long distance runner has posted an unofficial time of 26:11.02 in a special NN World Record Day event in Valencia. He breaks a long standing record that...
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Cheptegei Off To Valencia For 10,000m World Record Attempt

Uganda's long distance runner Joshua Cheptegei left Uganda on Sunday for Valencia. Cheptegei will this Wednesday October 7, 2020 be in action as he bids to break another World Record. Joshua Cheptegei heading to Valencia He will be going for the world 10,000m record at the NN Valencia World Record...
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Cheptegei Doesn’t Need My Advice – Bekele

Legendary long distance runner Kenenisa Bekele says that he doesn't need to offer Joshua Cheptegei any guidance as the Ugandan prepares to break his 10000m World Record. On October 7 in Valencia, Cheptegei will be going for Bekele's 10,000m world record which has stood for 15 years - The Ethiopian...
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Cheptegei Tipped To Run Sub Two-Hour Marathon

Joshua Cheptegei will in the future run a Marathon in under two hours according to his coach Addy Ruiter. The sub-two hour feat, has only been achieved by Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge, 34, who clocked 1:59.40 in the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Vienna in October last year. However, even Kipchoge's landmark...
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Cheptegei Sets Sights On Another World Record

Uganda's long distance runner Joshua Cheptegei is targeting to break another World Record. Cheptegei has confirmed that he will compete in 10,000m in Valencia on October 7 this year. The three-time World record holder told World Athletics that his target is to break the 10000m record. The 10000m world record...
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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....
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USPA: 5KM World Record Holder Cheptegei Named Best Of February

Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) has voted Joshua Cheptegei as the best sports personality of the month of February 2020. During the association's monthly meeting held at Imperial Royal Kampala on 2nd March, Cheptegei beat Athlete Juliet Chekwel, Boxer Shadir Musa Bwogi and young swimmer Namutebi Kirabo. Last month, Cheptegei...
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