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Cheptegei wins Uganda’s second Gold medal in Doha

Joshua Cheptegei celebrates winning gold in Doha

Joshua Cheptegei celebrates winning gold in Doha

Star runner Joshua Cheptegei has won Uganda’s second gold medal and $67,000 at the IAAF World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar. 

The 10,000m final saw Uganda’s Mande Abdalla start from the front in the early laps ‎at the Khalifa International Stadium before Cheptegei raced to win the race on Sunday night. 

Cheptegei put up a good show battling against Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha in the last lap in a time of 26:48.36. He set the world-leading (WL) time in the season. 

Kejelcha set a personal best time of 26:49.34, while Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto won a bronze medal after coming third in a time of 26:50.32.

Last month Cheptegei also set a personal best time when he won the men’s 5,000m during the IAAF Diamond League in Switzerland. Cheptegei is also the reigning World Cross Country champion. 

Last Monday Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi won a gold medal in women’s 800m final at the same championship in Doha. Nakaayi posted 1:58.04 breaking the national record. 

The 2012 London Olympic gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich finished 18th in the marathon on Saturday. Uganda has now won two medals at the championship. Twenty-two athletes represented Uganda at the event that ended yesterday.


+1 #1 Lakwena 2019-10-07 09:20
Congratulations Joshua Cheptegei. But it is high time Stephen Kiprotich retired and instead becomes a Trainer.
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0 #2 WADADA roger 2019-10-07 09:52
Congs to him, he has made himself money and made Uganda proud.
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0 #3 Kelly 2019-10-07 17:01
As is always is the norm, the impostor M7 will do the following
• Invite the athletes for “dinner” at state house
• Congratulate them for their achievements
• Promise gold medal winners houses
• Regurgitate the same message of how “the NRM is prioritizing infrastructure, health (Sic), education (Sic) etc that is why sports and salaries of civil servants are still in the background’

And as usual the gullible press especially the nauseating New Vision will run such headline stories as “M7 gives houses and cash to Cheptegei and Nakayi” without asking whether it is M7, or government of Uganda, or president’s office or Chairman NRM dishing out our money.

Why doesn’t M7’s regime invest in sportsmen and women but only revel in their successes for the cameras and the naïve section of Ugandans?
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0 #4 Akot 2019-10-07 18:21
Joshua Cheptegei, it was so good seeing you perform!

Will Ugandans go for next fake election Museveni has already won & legalise his continuiity?

Yet, when Museveni dies in office, Ugandans will be face to face with one another in the tribalistic system & without common leader!

Ugandans are at peace as slaves without say in a country formed by their tribal lands, are alright with Museveni owning tax money, controlling every institution including parliament!

Ugandans have even locked up Dr S.Nyanzi in prison for mocking Museveni, while police/army ensure he rules withou opposition!

When Musevnei will be no more, will Ugandans go for Independent Tribal States then or let the demon's military son continue the family business?

What do those who work so hard to earn living like Joshua Cheptegei, say?
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+1 #5 Lysol 2019-10-07 21:03
I once run in a marathon with some Kenyans (just for fun) in a foreign country.

They told me that Ndugu is actually a Kenyan masquerading as a Uganda. Well nothing is wrong with that.

Many African footballers play in European teams for better pays. Not to mention other professionals. The problem though if it's used for cheap politics back home
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