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GOLD: Kiplimo steps into Cheptegei’s shoes

✳ Jacob KIPLIMO  27:09.19 🥇 ✳ Daniel Simiu EBENYO 27:11.26 🥈 ✳Kibiwott KANDIE 27:20.34 🥉 Birmingham, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Jacob Kiplimo has clinched gold in the 10,000m final in a new Commonwealth Games time of 27:09:19. He continues a strong Ugandan tradition in the 10,000m that has seen the country’s runners …

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Cheptegei to miss Commonwealth games

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei will not compete at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth games. The star athlete, the defending champion of both the 10,000 and 5,000 metre at the Commonwealth games was scheduled to compete in the 5,000-metre race that will be held on August 6, 2022. But …

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Kiplangat takes Commonwealth Games marathon gold

Birmingham, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Long distance runner Victor Kiplangat has won Uganda a first medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games with victory in the men’s marathon in Birmingham. He becomes the first Ugandan to win gold in the 42 kilometers race at a Commonwealth Games. Fresh from winning the Belgian-half …

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Cheptegei ponders fitness levels ahead of Commonwealth Games

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Long distance star athlete Joshua Cheptegei is not sure whether he will defend his 10,000m Commonwealth medal in Birmingham next week. While addressing the media on Tuesday night at Entebbe International Airport, Cheptegei said because of a slight injury he is nursing, he is not …

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OREGON: Injury cost Cheptegei 5000m title defense

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joshua Cheptegei suffered a tendon injury before the 5000m finals at the World Athletics Championship in Oregon, the head coach of the Uganda Police Athletics club Benjamin Njia has revealed. According to Njia, the injury affected the athlete’s dream of securing a second world title …

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🔴 CHELIMO WINS BRONZE

🔴 RESULT 🇺🇬 ✳ 5,000m final – Oscar Chelimo – BRONZE – Joshua Cheptegei – 9th Eugene, USA | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Ugandan long distance runner Oscar Chelimo won bronze, as ace Joshua Cheptegei faltered in the Oregon World Athletics Championships 5000m final. After Cheptegei failed to keep up …

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Cheptegei has eyes on 2nd gold in Eugene

🔴 SUNDAY 🇺🇬 ✳ 5,000m final 4.05am | Joshua Cheptegei & Oscar Chelimo Eugene, USA | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Ugandan ace Joshua Cheptegei will tonight have to be at his best to brush off a host of contenders vying for the last long distance medal of the Oregon World Athletics …

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