Fifteen qualify for Commonwealth Games as qualifiers resume this weekend

A total of 15 athletes have so far qualified to compete in the Commonwealth Games due April this year as the deadline for qualification comes closer.

 

The list of qualifiers is led by World Championships silver medalist Joshua Cheptegei and former Olympic Marathon Champion, Stephen Kiprotich. Find the full list below

 

Ayeko, Chelangat regain Ugandan titles

Thomas Ayeko and Mercyline Chelangat have taken hard fought victories at the 10km race at the Uganda National Cross Country Championships held in Jinja, Saturday (10).

 

IAAF World Championships silver medalist Joshua Cheptegei and 2017 IAAF World Junior Cross Country Champion Jacob Kiplimo were favorites and defending champions in the men’s senior and U20 men categories were away on foreign mission.

 

Cheptegei to bring fine form to Jinja

The country’s best athletes turn out for the 2018 National Cross Country Championships in Jinja on Saturday February 10 to stake a claim for a place on the national team for Commonwealth Games due in Australia in April.

With the cross country championships doubling up as determinant of who – is – who in the senior men and women categories in individual and team national rankings, will be hotly contested.

41st Edition of the Cross Internazionale della Vallagarine, Italy

18 year old Albert Chemutai, Uganda’s finalist at the IAAF World Championships in London, UK finished 2nd behind Ethiopia’s Telahun Bekele at this year’s Cross Internazionale della Vallagarina held at Villa Lagarina, Trento, Italy.

Ethiopia’s Bekele outclassed Albert who came five seconds later at the final incline with a pros final touch to compete the race as winner. Yashin Haji, Ethiopia’s 2015 IAAF World U20 Cross Country Championships finished 3rd in 27:22.

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