Fortunate Turabwe says this will be his second time to participate in a marathon. He, however, says that he has prepared enough for the event, which he believes will be his trigger for excelling in other events.
Uganda’s long-distance runners have stepped their preparations for the
forthcoming source of the Nile Half Marathon Championships slated for Sunday
March 7, 2021, in Jinja City.
This follows the confirmation by Uganda
Athletics Federation indicating that all is set for the Source of the Nile
National Half Marathon Championships. This is the
first half Marathon championship to be held on the Uganda Athletics Federation
2021 season calendar and the second event following the cancellation of two
consecutive national trials.
Fortunate Turabwe says this will be his second time
to participate in a marathon. He, however, says that he has prepared enough for
the event, which he believes will be his trigger for excelling in other events.
//Cue in; “It is my second…
Cue out…. for that race,”//
Abdu Karim Lubega
says that he started preparing for the marathon early enough when he
participated in the National cross country and is ready for the championship.
//Cue in; “Marathon we Jinja...
Cue out… tukola training”
The Nile National Half Marathon is the country’s biggest 21km road race,
according to Uganda Athletics Federation UAF. This year’s edition is famed for
electrifying the River Nile bank City christened the City of Tourism Adventure.
Last year’s Source of the Nile Half Marathon Championships set the stage for
the national team selection for the World Half Marathon Championships. Ugandan athletes
won the first-ever gold medal and bronze in the World Half Marathon
The UAF publicity secretary, Namayo Mawerere, says the annual half marathon is
credited for producing World Half Marathon Champion, Jacob Kiplimo.
from Uganda Police won last year’s championship after clocking 1:02.33. He
was followed by KCCA’s Moses Kibet with 1:03.36.