Kiplangat aims to have his body in peak condition by late February, anticipating strong competition from elite athletes at the event, including Kenya's Marathon icon, Eliud Kipchoge, who has also confirmed participation.
In an interview with Uganda Radio Network, Kiplimo says this competition serves as a season opener and also preparation for the World Cross Country Championships. “I feel prepared and hoping for the best,” says the soft spoken Kiplimo.
The three-time world champion in the 10,000 meters highlighted the pivotal role parents play in aiding their children with essential sports training equipment such as shoes, tracksuits, and educational materials.
Benjamin Njia, the Vice President of Technical at the Uganda Athletics Federation, expressed confidence in the selected team based on their previous international race performances. He mentioned that during their preparations, the team showed great potential and capability to defend the nation in this anticipated event.
Kiptoo, while presiding over a prayers at St. Peters Anglican church of Uganda- Kapchorwa on Sunday September 17th, noted that, most of the family conflicts and misunderstandings among to the Sebei community is attributed to lack of Basic necessities especially Food.
Cheptegei who recently announced leaving the track for a full marathon (42 kilometres), the longest distance in Athletics, told Uganda Radio Network that his body has started adopting training schedules set by his coach and he hopes he will be in a better position to showcase his potential during the Valencia Marathon in December.
The reigning 10,000 and 5,000 meter World Record holder, completed the race in 27:51.42 ahead of Kenya’s Daniel Simiu Ebenyo who crossed the finishing line in 27:52.60 micro seconds while Selemon Barega came third in 27:52.72.
Kiplimo will be joining Joshua Cheptegei in the 5000m race scheduled for June 2. They will face stiff competition from Kenyan athletes Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli and Rodgers Kwemoi Chumo as well as Ethiopia's Selemon Barega and Yomif Kejelcha.
Through their umbrella body Sebei Elders Association, the elders have asked the legislators to put into consideration the norms and culture of the Sabiny, which prohibits same-sex marriages as demanded by God who created a man and woman for a purpose.
The duo is undergoing the half marathon training in Kapchorwa under the supervision of their personal coaches, Addy Ruiter and Patrick Cheboto. Kiplimo believes the joint training schedules can help them overpower their immediate rivals from Ethiopia and Kenya during the race.
Njia, also the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) Vice President for Technical says the camp which commenced on Monday will end on February 11 before the team leaves for the World event slated for February 18th in Bathurst, Australia.
Sebei Sub-region is one of the communities that have produced Uganda's greatest athletes over the years. However, it is still struggling with a string of challenges which include, among others, Poverty, Gender-Based Violence, early marriages, teenage pregnancies, high levels of school dropouts and female genital mutilation.
Paul Okello, the General Secretary for Uganda Athletics Federation, says Uganda is likely to have a very strong representation at the World Cross Country Championships because the athletes seem to be more prepared, based on their performances at the regional cross country championships.
George Mzee the father of the deceased, was arrested at his home in Matingot cell, in East division on Saturday October 29th after the Family Chairperson informed police that, the suspect’s wife during a family meeting said the husband was a prime suspect in the death of the two following earlier threats.