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Ugandans eye medals as World Cross country championships take stage in Aarhis, Denmark

Ugandan athletes are in Aarhus, Denmark ready for the 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships that will take centre stage on Saturday.

Today’s event is the 43rd edition taking over from the previous chapter that was held in Kampala in 2017.

This year, Uganda took 27 athletes an increased record from the previous events. Though they will compete for Women Juniors (6km), Women Senior (10km), Men Junior (8km) and the Mixed Relays (2km each/1lap), all eyes will be on the men’s senior event where the on form duo of Joshua Chepetegei and teenager Jacob Kiplimo will be tussling it out.

Thomas Ayeko, Joel Ayeko. Maxwell Kortex Rotich and Albert Chemutai are also competiting in the same category.

“The team is in good shape, we have had good preparations and the morale in camp is high. We are grateful to the federation, NCS and government for the support and promise to carry the flag high,” Team manager Francis Demayi believes the preparations that the team went through is enough to register success.


Women (Junior) – 6km

Sarah Chelangat


Annet Chesang

Esther Yeko Chekwemoi

Rebecca Chelangat

Leah Chelangat

Women (Senior) – 10km

Stella Chesang

Rachael Zena Chebet

Esther Chebet

Doreen Chesang

Juliet Chekwel

Peruth Chemutai

Men (Junior) – 8km

Hosea Kiplangat

Dan Chebet

Job Mathew Chekwurui

Samuel Kibet

Oscar Chelimo

Denis Cherotich

Men (Senior) – 10km

Jacob Kiplimo

Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei

Thomas Ayeko

Joel Ayeko

Kortex Maxwell Rotich

Chemutai Albert

Mixed Relays (2km each/1lap)

Docus Ajok

Sylivia Chelangat

Daniel Kiprop

Ronald Musagala

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