Uganda’s Cheptegei wins Shs108m at IAAF World Championships in London    


Ugandan long-distance runner, Joshua Cheptegei, on Friday won a Silver medal in the 10,000m men’s race at the IAAF World Championships 2017 in London.

Cheptegei came second at 26:49.94 behind Sir Mo Farah of Great Britain who won the race with a record time of 26:49.51.

Cheptegei also earned himself a $30,000 (Shs108m) prize.

Kenya’s Paul Tanui came in the third place at 26:50.60 winning a bronze at the biggest global sporting event of 2017.

Uganda’s other representatives in that 10,000m event were Timothy Toroitich and Moses Kurong, who finished 14th (27:21.09) and 18th (27:50.71) respectively.

Cheptegei competed in the 10,000 metres at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing finishing ninth.

He ran at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres, finishing eight and sixth, respectively.

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