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Cheptegei targets Wanda Diamond League meet record

✳ 10.20pm – 3000m SC Albert Chemutai 🇺🇬 ✳ 11.05pm – 1500m Winnie Nanyondo 🇺🇬 ✳ 11.23pm – 5000m Joshua Cheptegei 🇺🇬 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Long distance ace Joshua Cheptegei is confident he will beat the Wanda Diamond League meet record today as he continues his build up to the …

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Jacob Kiplimo wins 10,000m race at golden spike event

Kampala , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s long-distance runner Jacob Kiplimo has today scooped the 10,000m race at Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic The 20-year-old posted a Personal Best of 26:33:93 to beat his closest competitor Birhanu Balew of Bahrain who came second clocking 27:07:49 and Italian LLiass …

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Kiplimo to join Cheptegei for golden spike event in Ostrava

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  World Half Marathon champion Jacob Kiplimo has entered the Golden Spike event slated for May 19th in Ostrava in the Czech Republic. Kiplimo joins another Uganda star runner and world 5,000 and 10,000m record holder Joshua Cheptegei who will run in the 3,000m race. Kiplimo …

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UTB flags off Joshua Cheptegei to the 60th Ostrava Golden Spike

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | On May 15, Uganda Tourism Board flagged off athlete Joshua Cheptegei to the 60th Ostrava Golden Spike in Czech Republic happening on Wednesday May,19. Cheptegei is a tourism ambassador for destination Uganda. He refers to himself as the ‘Silverback’ of the Pearl of Africa. A silverback is …

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Star athlete Cheptegei to take part in 6th national trials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The world 5000m and 10,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei has registered to take part in the 6th national Trials slated for April 24th, 2021. Cheptegei will be making a maiden appearance at the championship after missing the other editions on the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) calendar.  …

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Joshua Cheptegei nominated for Laureus World Sportsman Award

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s long-distance runner Joshua Cheptegei has been nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the year award 2020. Cheptegei has been nominated alongside other five international athletes who include NBA basketball player LeBron James, Poland’s football player Robert Lewandowski who plays for German club Bayern …

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Cheptegei unveiled as Uganda’s new tourism ambassador

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has today unveiled star athlete Joshua Cheptegei as one of Uganda’s tourism ambassadors. Lilly Ajarova, UTB’s executive officer confirmed the development during a function held today at the Uganda Golf club in Kampala. Last year, Cheptegei broke a 16-year-old world record …

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