Men 312 Joshua CHEPTEGEI 315 Isaac KIBET 316 Rogers KIBET 317 Samuel KIBET 318 Jacob KIPLIMO 320 Martin Magengo KIPROTICH U20 men 310 Feb CHELEGOI 311 Hosea CHEMUTAI 313 Allan KIBET 314 Dan KIBET 319 Keneth KIPROP 323 Sailas ROTICH Women 680 Annet Chemengich 681 Mercyline CHELANGAT 683 Rispa CHEROP 685 Doreen CHESANG 686 Prisca CHESANG 687 Stella CHESANG U20 women 678 Peace CHEBET 679 Felister CHEKWEMOI 682 Charity CHEROP 684 Risper CHEROP 688 Bentalin YEKO Mixed Relay 321 Abu MAYANJA (M) 322 Ronald MUSAGALA (M) 676 Knight ACIRU (W) 677 Linda CHEBET (W)
MBALE –The World Athletics Cross Country Championships – Bathurst organisers have confirmed an entry of 453 elite runners from 48 teams – including Uganda to feature in the global event slated for February 18 in Australia.
According to worldathletics, more than 230 athletes -134 men, 102 women registered for the individual senior races; while more than 150 -81 men, 73 women would be in action in the U-20 categories. Fifteen teams would participate in the mixed relay.
Ugandan and the event’s defending champion, Joshua Cheptegei as well as fellow country man, Jacob Kiplimo will combine tactics in trying to outshine two-time winner and Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor in a likely repeat of the 2019 edition staged in Aarhus.
Cheptegei, together with Kiplimo as well as the rest of Team Uganda have been under-going intensive training at Trinity Biblical Institute – Kapchorwa. And Cheptegei was on Saturday – formerly named the Team Uganda Captain ahead of the the event.
Coach Benjamin Njia maintained only Cheptegei and Kiplimo on Team Uganda from the men’s senior team that competed in 2019 as the new side includes Uganda Police’s long-distance runner Martin Kiprotich Magengo – the National cross-country winner of the December event held in Tororo.
“It’s my first time to be in the national team for the world cross country championships – which is an opportunity for to explore my career,” said Magengo.
Expecting to improve on her previous 21st best performance – Stella Chesang who won the senior women’s category in Tororo after crossing the finishing line at 33:56.6 ahead of Prisca Chesang recovered from maternity leave – joining Doreen Chesang – to make the list of survivors of the 2019 Denmark women’s team. Full entry list here;