- Recently, Cheptegei also won the IAAF Senior World Cross-Country
- In the Denmark Cross country, Jacob Kiplimo also won Silver Medal
Joshua Cheptegei this afternoon won Gold Medal at the Denmark Cross country.
Cheptegei sprinted to the finishing line to win the medal.
Also, in the concluded race, Jacob Kiplimo finished the line to win a Silver medal
In the past Chepetegei also won IAAF World Cross Country. Uganda has of recent improved in Athletics making an end to the dominance by Ethiopia and Kenya.
The government had to invest in the sports facilities in order to promote sports and talents of the runners across the country.
“Other past gold winners for Uganda in various Athletic competitions include John Akibua (RIP), Kiprotich, Dorcus Inzikuru, Kiplimo and Cheptegei. Due to the inadequate facilities for the long distant runners, the Uganda Athletes depended on the training grounds in Kenya.”
The completion of the high-altitude facilities in Kapcorwa district would be a boost for the Atheletes that can now favorably complete at the International events like Olympics, IAAF and the various cross-country events.