By USPA media
The World Athletics Championships are due July in Oregon and Ugandan Athletics targets breaking more records there.
The State in the Pacific Northwest Region of Western USA, is unique to Uganda because it is the home of Nike the kit sponsor Uganda.
In 2014 Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei, was the only junior to run faster than 28 minutes that year in the men’s 10,000m at Hayward Field in 28:32.86 to win the first gold medal of the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon.
The Ugandan team led by Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei a long-distance runner, Olympic Gold Medalist, World Champion, World Cross Country Champion, and World Record Holder will be targeting nothing but glory in Oregon.
Cheptegei is the tenth man in history to hold the 5,000 m and 10,000 m world records concurrently, both set in 2020.
Uganda Athletics Federation president Domenic Otucet confirmed this on Wednesday Febuary 9,2022 in a media briefing at his office in Kampala.
“We have set the bar high and we are not going to relax in that area. We want medals and we are going to prepare for them,” Otucet said.
Tororo hosts National cross country
On Saturday all roads lead to Tororo for the 12th National Cross-Country championship with races that are expected to electrify the Eastern region at the Tororo Golf Club.
Top runners from Djibouti, Tanzania and South Sudan are expected to challenge their Ugandan counterparts in this event according to UAF publicist Namayo Mawerere.
In the men’s 10km race Hosea Kiplagat (Prisons) battled teammates Felix Chemonges, Stephen Kissa and Standard Chartered bank half Marathon champion Andrew Kwemoi (Arua).