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.
IAAF Cross Country Ambassador Paul Tergat has appealed to the youth to plant more trees as a means of saving the world from environmental depletion. He made the call at Kololo Independence Ground as he launched the IAAF Kampala World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 Greening project, which is one of the legacy programmes for the event aimed at having a greener world.
The journey to the 2017 London World Athletics Championships, World Under-18 Championships and Commonwealth Youth Games begin this weekend March 4, 2017 at Mandela Stadium, Namboole.
Athletes will be gearing up at hitting qualification marks early in the season for the above international competitions during the 1st National Track and Field Meet. The competition scheduled to run in the morning will see athletes’ kick start their campaign.
The National Cross Country team reported to camp on Monday to beef up preparations for the
IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 that is set for
March 26, 2017 at Kololo Independence Grounds. The team is camping in
Kapchorwa under the stewardship of Head coach Capt. Benjamin Longiross.
A Technical team of four other coaches that include; Mr. Gordon Ahimbisibwe, Mr. Benjamin Njia, Mr. Francis Demayi and female coach and chaperon Ms. Grace Chesang