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Athletes Step up Preparation for Source of the Nile Half Marathon

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.
athletes running in source of the nile half marathon. Courtsey picture

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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.

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 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.

 

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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 Championships. 

The UAF publicity secretary, Namayo Mawerere, says the annual half marathon is credited for producing World Half Marathon Champion, Jacob Kiplimo.

Abel Chebet 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.

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