Uganda Athletics team eyes successful World mountain running title defence in Andora

34th World Mountain Running Championships:

  • 15th September 2018
  • At Canillo, Andora
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Jacob Kiplimo will lead Uganda’s quest for the successful title defence at the 2018 World Cross country championship

When the 34th World Mountain Running championships take center stage on 15th September 2018 in Canillo, Andora, team Uganda  will be eyeing a successful title defence quest.

A 11 man team named by the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) is led by the World Cross Country gold medalist Jacob Kiplimo.

Kiplimo will race in the seniors alongside Joel Ayeko, Victor Kiplangat and Robert Chemonges.

The four man Juniors male team has Mathew Chepkurui, Oscar Chelimo and Dan Chebet.

Only Patricia Chekwemboi has been registered in the seniors’ women catergory while Risper Chebet, Esther Yego and Betty Chebet will compete in the juniors female event.

Last year, during the same event held in the Italian city of Premana, Uganda scooped four  gold medals – one  in the senior team category where Victor Kiplangat, Joel Ayeko and Fred Musobo had 1-2-3 finish.

Also, the Juniors team event was won by Oscar Chelimo after clocking 26:46 minutes ahead of Italy’s Daniel Pattis (27:42).

Anthony Ayeko and Jacob Limo finished 5th and 8th respectively in the Juniors’ event.

The team will be led by the head coach Nathan Mujongola with four categories – senior men, junior men, senior women and junior women.

Uganda’s team is expected to be flagged off to Andora next week.

TEAM UGANDA:

  • Senior men: Jacob Kiplimo, Joel Ayeko, Victor Kiplangat, Robert Chemonges
  • Junior Men: Mathew Chepkurui, Oscar Chelimo, Dan Chebet
  • Senior Women: Patricia Chekwemboi
  • Junior Women: Risper Chebet, Esther Yego, Betty Chebet

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