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Gold Medalist Cheptegei Nominated For World Athletics Awards

Gold Medalist Cheptegei Nominated For World Athletics Awards

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Ugandan celebrated athlete and world record breaker Joshua Cheptegei has been nominated for the World Athletics Awards 2020. Cheptegei, who has exhibited an outstanding performance  this year and all throughout his career,  has been nominated for Male Athlete of the Year 2020 and all it will take him to win is his fans voting  for him. Star Profile Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei (born 12 September 1996) is a Ugandan long-distance runner and 2019 world champion in the 10,000 m. He is the tenth man in history to hold the 5,000 m and 10,000 m world records concurrently, both set in 2020. In 2017, he became the silver medalist in the 10,000 metres event at the World Championship in London. In 2018, he set a world record for the 15 km road r...
Joshua Cheptegei to be Promoted, a Facility at the Police training centres in Kapchorwa and Kabalye to be renamed.

Joshua Cheptegei to be Promoted, a Facility at the Police training centres in Kapchorwa and Kabalye to be renamed.

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The Police Advisory Committee has recommended IP Cheptegei Joshua who broke four (4) World Records in long distance running competitions, for promotion to his next rank of ASP. The IGP who is the Chairperson of the PAC made the announcement to honor the athlete on Wednesday, 21.10.2020 during the meeting. He in addition, tasked the Director of Logistics and Engineering to allocate a Double Cabin Pick-up and a Coaster Mini-bus to the Police Athletics team to support their training in Kapchorwa in fulfillment of his earlier pledge. We would like to add that the police elite athlete has so far had a phenomenal season, where he broke 4 (four) World records. He is now the 5000m World record holder, a double Common Wealth Gold Medalist, and is also the reigning World Cross Country and Wor...
World Athlete Champion Chepetegei Promoted To Assistant Superintendent Of Police

World Athlete Champion Chepetegei Promoted To Assistant Superintendent Of Police

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By Our Reporter Ugandan gold medalist Joshua Cheptegei has been promoted by the Police Appointments Committee (PAC) to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP). The revelation was made by the Police deputy spokesperson Polly Namaye, who said that Police officials on Police Appointments Committee (PAC) made the promotion recommendation to the President, who is endorsing it any time. "The Police Advisory Committee (PAC) has recommended IP Joshua Cheptegei who broke four world records in long distance competitions, for promotion to his next rank of ASP," Namaye noted on Monday. "The PAC meeting sat and made a recommendation to promote Cheptegei Joshua to the next rank. Other details shall follow to implement this recommendation," she added. Cheptegei hoisted Uganda...
Joshua Cheptegei beaten; World half Marathon Championships Produce World Record

Joshua Cheptegei beaten; World half Marathon Championships Produce World Record

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Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir lowered her own women’s-only world record, while Ugandan track star Joshua Cheptegei was beaten at the world half marathon championships in Gdynia, Poland on Saturday. Jepchirchir lowered her mark by 18 seconds, clocking 1:05:16 to win by two seconds over German Melat Kejeta. On Sept. 5, Jepchirchir, 27, took 37 seconds off Ethiopian Netsanet Gudeta‘s mark from 2018. The top six women on Saturday all went faster than Gudeta’s old world record. The current and former overall world-record holders in mixed-gender races — Ethiopian Ababel Yeshaneh and Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei — fell together in the 11th mile and finished fifth and sixth. Yeshaneh’s record is 1:04:31. Cheptegei, who broke the 5000m and 10,...
UGANDAN CHEPTEGEI DEMOLISHES MEN’S 10,000 METRES WORLD RECORD

UGANDAN CHEPTEGEI DEMOLISHES MEN’S 10,000 METRES WORLD RECORD

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Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei smashed the men's 10,000 metres world record on Wednesday at the Valencia World Record Day, crossing the line in a stunning 26 minutes 11.02 seconds. Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei broke the men’s 10,000m world record at the Valencia World Record Day on Wednesday evening whilst Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey broke the women's 5,000m world record. The 24-year-old records a time of 26:11:02 at the Estadi Del Turia which beats Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele’s 15-year-old world 10,000m record of 26:17.53. "I wanted to lift the expectation of Valencia so it means the world to be that I am living my dream," Cheptegei said afterwards. "It means something great to me. You are trying to write history and let the people know that track is still exciting. Sports lover...
Joshua Cheptegei Does It Again

Joshua Cheptegei Does It Again

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Celebrated  athlete Joshua Cheptegei has hoisted Uganda's flag high again after he  broke the world record of a 10,000-meter road race in Valencia, Spain on Sunday. Cheptegei  set a new record time of 26 minutes, 38 seconds – six seconds faster than the previous record held by Kenya's Patrick Komon since 2010. But it should be noted that Cheptegei had just won world titles in cross-country and track this season. The Ugandan athlete doubled his stimulators before halfway and was alone the rest of the race in the eastern city of Spain. "Champion of the world of cross in Denmark, world champion of the 10,000 meters in Doha and now the world record here in Valencia. What a year it was, "said Cheptegei, 23, according to the IAAF.  He added that "I can...
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