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Olympics: Kamworor Exit Leaves Uganda With 1-2 Possibility In 10,000m

Kenya's 10,000m runner Geoffrey Kamworor has pulled out of the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics games due to an ankle injury, widening Uganda's chance for two places at the podium. Kamworor, who won the Kenyan 10,000m trials in a time of 27:01.06 at Kasarani, has recently been fronted as the number...

Chepetegei Wants To Transform Community Through Education

Uganda's long distance runner Joshua Cheptegei seeks to change his society through Education. The multi world record holder says that Education is a basic fundamental requirement and he wants to educate more kids. Cheptegei who studied languages and literature recently bought a school back in his home area in the...

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....

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...

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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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