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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...
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...
Cheptegei & Kiplimo lead Ugandan Team for World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

Cheptegei & Kiplimo lead Ugandan Team for World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

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World 10,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei and world 3000m leader Jacob Kiplimo are among the athletes selected to represent Uganda at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 on 17 October. Cheptegei, the world cross-country champion, broke the world 5000m record at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco last month with 12:35.36 and is targeting a tilt on the 10,000m mark on 7 October before heading to Poland. Kiplimo, meanwhile, won the 5000m at the World Athletics Continental Tour meeting in Ostrava with a PB of 12:48.63 and then went on to triumph over 3000m at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Rome in a world-leading 7:26.64, breaking the Ugandan record and becoming the fastest teenager in history for the distance. Given their exploits on the ...
Jacob Kiplimo Wins Rome 3000m Race

Jacob Kiplimo Wins Rome 3000m Race

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Jacob Kiplimo has broken Moses Kipsiro’s national record (7:30.95) in the 3000m after winning an intriguing Rome Diamond League race Thursday night. The 19-year-old Ugandan beat Jacob Ingesbrigtsen on the home straight to claim the victory. Ingesbrigtsen crossed in 7:27.05, also a Norwegian record while Australian Stewart McSweyn came third in 7:28.02. The former junior world cross country champion’s 7:26.64 is a new national record over that distance and it is also the fastest time since 2007. Kiplimo’s victory comes barely ten days after winning the 5000m at Golden Spike meet in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
Ex-head of World Athletics Diack Gets Jail for Corruption

Ex-head of World Athletics Diack Gets Jail for Corruption

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Court handed Diack four-year prison sentence, two years of which are suspended, and fined him almost $600,000. Lamine Diack, the former head of athletics' world governing body, has been sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted of corruption in a Russian doping scandal. Diack, 87, was found guilty on Wednesday of taking bribes from athletes in return for orchestrating the cover-up of test results that enabled them to continue competing, including in the 2012 London Olympics. Diack was also found guilty of accepting money from Russia to help finance Macky Sall's 2012 presidential campaign in Senegal, his home country, in exchange for slowing anti-doping procedures, the court ruled. The court had heard how Diack solicited bribes totalling 3.45 million euros ($4.1m)...
Kiplimo wins 5,000m at the Ostrava Golden Spike Championship

Kiplimo wins 5,000m at the Ostrava Golden Spike Championship

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Ugandan youthful athlete built on his 10km win recorded at the Simply Healthy Great Manchester Run last year with some good powerful sprinting to shock race favourite Selemon Barega. Inspired by Joshua Cheptegei's 5,000m world record performance in Paris a couple of weeks ago, Jacob Kiplimo defied fitness doubts to win the 5,000m at the 59th Ostrava Golden Spike in the Czech Republic. He won in a meet record time of 12:48:63. It was an incredible recovery from Kiplimo, who looked gone on halfway. In Manchester, Kiplimo hit the front early and never looked back as he came home in a time of 27:31 - the fourth-fastest time for 10km on the roads last year. However, in Ostrava, Kiplimo had to find his way to the front from third place in style, closing the g...