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Cheptegei last Ugandan athlete to reach Doha

 

Cheptegei (kitengi) and colleagues being seen off by Uganda Olympic Committee chief William Blick (middle) yesterday before he left for Doha last night. PHOTO UOC MEDIA

đŸ‡ș🇬 THURSDAY
Men’s 1500m H Ronald Musagala 10pm
Women’s 1500m S Winnie Nanyondo11pm

Friday
Men’s 1500m S Ronald Musagala

Saturday
Women’s 1500m FINAL – Winnie Nanyondo 8.55pm
Marathon  FINAL – Stephen Kiptrotich | Fred Musobo | Solomon Mutai – Midnight

Sunday
10,000m F – Joshua CHEPTEGEI | Jacob KIPLIMO | Abdallah Kibet MANDE

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3 JamaicaJAMAICA 2 2 0 4
4 KenyaKENYA 2 0 2 4
5 EthiopiaETHIOPIA 1 2 0 3
6 PolandPOLAND 1 1 2 4
7 Great Britain & N.I.GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. 1 1 0 2
7 SwedenSWEDEN 1 1 0 2
9 JapanJAPAN 1 0 0 1
9 NorwayNORWAY 1 0 0 1
9 NetherlandsNETHERLANDS 1 0 0 1
9 UgandaUGANDA 1 0 0 1
9 AustraliaAUSTRALIA 1 0 0 1
14 CanadaCANADA 0 1 3 4
15 FranceFRANCE 0 1 1 2
15 BahrainBAHRAIN 0 1 1 2
17 UkraineUKRAINE 0 1 0 1
17 PortugalPORTUGAL 0 1 0 1
17 Bosnia-HerzegovinaBOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 0 1 0 1
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20 EcuadorECUADOR 0 0 1 1
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20 SwitzerlandSWITZERLAND 0 0 1 1
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20 ItalyITALY 0 0 1 1
20 HungaryHUNGARY 0 0 1 1
20 QatarQATAR 0 0 1 1
20 Burkina FasoBURKINA FASO 0

Kampala, Uganda  | LOUIS JADWONG |  It was all well-planned by team Uganda. The 10,000m team would have to arrive last, if they are to have a chance to be first.

The world’s two best cross-country runners, 23-year-old Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo, 18, joined by Abdallah Kibet Mande, completed their high-altitude training in the hills of Kapchorwa on Monday. They, Wednesday night, became the last members of Team Uganda to fly to Doha for the athletics World Championships.

High altitude training is expected to give them those extra seconds of energy, and an oxygen boost, that could make the difference between a medal or none, at Sunday’s 10,000m final.

At ‎1,915 m (6,283 ft) above sea level, Kapchorwa is an ideal training ground for long distance athletes. Experts say that elevation enables them acclimatize to the “relative lack of oxygen in one or more ways such as increasing the mass of red blood cells and hemoglobin, or altering muscle metabolism – giving them a competitive advantage.”

Many elite athletes live permanently at high altitude, only returning to sea level to compete, as the Ugandan team just did.

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The 10,000m final

Cheptegei will be favourite in Sunday’s final that will be the first since 2013 that Mo Farah is not the man to beat in the 25 lap race.  By the time he retired last year, Farah had captures 10 successive world or Olympic titles in the 10,000 metres.

At the last event in London 2017, Cheptegei set the pace but was edged in the final moments by the legend.

It is that silver medal that Cheptegei will hope to improve on this time round. If he does, he will become only the fourth Ugandan to win World Athletics Championship gold, joining Dorcus Inzikuru in Helsinki 2005, Stephen Kiprotich in Moscow 2013 and Halimah Nakaayi at Doha 2019.

Other medals for Uganda at the Worlds have been two Silvers by Davis Kamoga Athens 1997 and Joshua Cheptegei 2017; Bronzes by Moses Kipsiro Osaka 2007 and Solomon Mutai in Beijing 2015.

The reward for winning a World Championship gold is a tax-free $60,000 prize. If one breaks the world record, which is  26:17.53 minutes, a $100,000 bonus is given.

✳Prize Money (tax free in Uganda)
1st $60,000
2nd $30,000
3rd $20,000
4th $15,000
5th $10,000
6th $6,000
7th $5,000
8th $4,000

10,000m starting lineup

ORDER / LANE BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY PB SB 2019
1 1291 Rodgers KWEMOI KENKEN 27:25.23 27:26.92
2 237 Onesphore NZIKWINKUNDA BDIBDI 28:09.98 28:11.90
3 1906 Shadrack KIPCHIRCHIR USAUSA 27:07.55 27:47.71
4 1085 Yemaneberhan CRIPPA ITAITA 27:44.21 27:49.79
5 1907 Leonard KORIR USAUSA 27:20.18 27:34.01
6 701 Hagos GEBRHIWET ETHETH 26:48.95 26:48.95
7 1488 Sondre Nordstad MOEN NORNOR 27:24.78 27:24.78
8 394 Mohammed AHMED CANCAN 27:02.35
9 697 Andamlak BELIHU ETHETH 26:53.15 26:53.15
10 245 Soufiane BOUCHIKHI BELBEL 27:41.20 28:04.09
11 640 Aron KIFLE ERIERI 27:09.92 27:27.68
12 1793 Joshua CHEPTEGEI UGAUGA 26:49.94
13 1912 Lopez LOMONG USAUSA 27:30.06 27:30.06
14 1287 Alex KORIO KENKEN 27:29.40 27:29.40
15 705 Yomif KEJELCHA ETHETH 26:49.99 26:49.99
16 236 Thierry NDIKUMWENAYO BDIBDI
17 1680 Julien WANDERS SUISUI 27:17.29 27:17.29
18 1284 Rhonex KIPRUTO KENKEN 26:50.16 26:50.16
19 235 Rodrigue KWIZERA BDIBDI
20 1798 Abdallah Kibet MANDE UGAUGA 27:22.89 27:22.89
21 362 Hassan CHANI BRNBRN 27:38.16 28:31.30

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