Uganda leads medal count haul with 6 @ the 33rd World Mountain Running Championships

The streets of Premana, Italy were abuzz this past weekend for the 33rd World Mountain Running Championships. Known for its cutlery factories, it was ironic that the athletes representing nearly 40 countries were also sharpening their skills and techniques as they prepared for the rugged terrain they would experience in this championship event during the few days leading up to the competition.

 

Technical Committee names final London team; Kiprotich, Kipsiro Opt Out

By Publicity Secretary – Namayo Mawerere

Former Marathon World Champion Stephen Kiprotich and bronze medalist Moses Ndiema Kipsiro have officially opted out of the London 2017 IAAF World Championships in Athletics.

This comes in the wake of the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) naming the final Uganda team of 21 athletes to represent the country in the prestigious World event due August 4th – 13th, 2017 in Stratford, London - United Kingdom.

13 and counting...qualify for the London World Championships - August 3rd - 13th, 2017

Home advantage has so far not helped athletes hit the required IAAF qualification standards as the track and field season switch to regional championships. The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) has however not relented in efforts to provide more opportunities to athletes to meet the required standards.

Weekend Akii Bua Championships: Another Qualifier for London 2017

Ugandan athletes have been granted another chance to qualify for the London 2017 London World Championships when UAF organizes the 19th edition of the Akii Bua Memorial Track and Field Championships on June 4, 2017 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

The competition will however take place in the morning starting 9.00am.

Youngster Robert Chemonges wins in Duesseldorf

Uganda’s youngster Robert Chemonges is the winner of the 15th METRO Marathon Duesseldorf with a personal best. The 19 year-old clocked a fine 2:10:31 in windy conditions, which should secure qualification for the World Championships’ marathon in London this summer. Norway’s Weldu Gebretsadik took second with 2:11:16 and also qualified for London while Yared Shegumo of Poland was third. The runner-up from the European Championships in Zurich 2014 clocked 2:12:33.

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