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Team Uganda commences preps for World Cross Champs

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda National athletics team for the 45th edition of the World Cross Country Championships has commenced residential training at Trinity Biblical Institute in Kapchorwa in preparation for the event scheduled for March 30th, 2024, in Belgrade, Serbia The team comprises over 28 athletes …

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Somikwo, Mercyline Chelangat triumph in UNDP Elgon Half Marathon

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Long-distance runner Ben Chelimo Somikwo on Saturday won the regional cross-country championships held in Mbale City. The Prisons Athletics Club competitor, in a formidable race, secured the 21km race victory in 1:02:02 seconds. He was followed by Maxwell Kortek Rotich who crossed the finishing line in …

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Ugandan athletes off for World Championship

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six athletes for the 2023 World Athletics Championship have been flagged off at the National Council of Sports – NCS Headquarters in Lugogo. The championship starts on Saturday, August 19th and will run to 27th August 2023, with Uganda sending 20 athletes across different …

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Cheptegei finishes second at Lausanne Diamond League

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan long-distance runner Joshua Cheptegei came second at the Lausanne Diamond League in Switzerland on Friday. The reigning duo World record holder in 10.000 and 5.000 meters ended the race in a time of 12:41.61 microseconds and it was won by Ethiopia’s Belihu Aregewi who …

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Kiplimo skips Rome meet, now targeting Oslo Diamond League

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan long-distance ae Jacob Kiplimo has withdrawn from the Rome Diamond League, just two weeks before the race. Kiplimo says, he was not prepared for it, although his management had registered him for the event which is scheduled for June 2, 2023, in Italy. …

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Kiplimo to participate in Rome Diamond League

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan long-distance runner and the reigning 2023 world Cross Country Gold Medalist Jacob Kiplimo has confirmed his participation in the Rome Diamond League in Italy. Kiplimo will be joining Joshua Cheptegei in the 5000m race scheduled for June 2. They will face stiff competition from …

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