Uganda’s Kiplimo and Cheptegei lead charge at World Athletics Cross Country Championships


As the World Athletics Cross Country Championships in Belgrade draw near, Uganda’s hopes soar high with the formidable duo of Jacob Kiplimo and Joshua Cheptegei at the forefront of the senior men’s team.

The dynamic pair, each boasting impressive accolades in the world of distance running, aim to spearhead Uganda’s quest for glory on the global stage.

Cheptegei, a dominant force with multiple track titles to his name and world records in the 5000m and 10,000m, clinched victory in the senior men’s category at the 2019 championships in Aarhus.

Alongside him, Kiplimo secured the silver medal, propelling Uganda to team gold. Last year, the roles reversed as Kiplimo triumphed in Bathurst, with Cheptegei securing the bronze.

The anticipation builds as both athletes prepare to tackle the challenging Belgrade course, hungry to add more medals to their illustrious careers.

Joining them on the senior men’s roster are Martin Kiprotich and Dan Kibet, with hopes pinned on their contributions to Uganda’s quest for cross-country supremacy.

Meanwhile, in the senior women’s lineup, national cross-country champion Rachael Zena Chebet leads the charge, aiming to build on her individual success from the 2019 World Cross.

With a strong supporting cast alongside her, including Loice Chekwemoi and Annet Chemengich Chelangat, Uganda eyes podium finishes in both team and individual competitions. With a talented roster across various categories, Uganda’s team for Belgrade showcases depth and determination, setting the stage for an exhilarating showdown at the pinnacl

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