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Cheptegei, Kiplimo Shine In Europe

Ugandas star athletes Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo were in good form on Sunday as they won races in Netherlands and Spain respectively.
Cheptegei (C) after winning the race in Netherlands on Sunday.


Uganda's star athletes Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo were in good form on Sunday as they won races in Netherlands and Spain respectively.

The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games double gold medalist Cheptegei broke the 15km world record winning the NN ZevenHeuvenloop (Seven Hills race) in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Cheptegei won the race in 41:05 to take eight seconds of the world best. Eritrea's Abrar Osman finished a distant second in 42:34, 22 seconds ahead of world 5000m champion Muktar Edris.

Another Ugandan Stella Chesang won the women's category beating Kenya's Evaline Chirchir to second place.

In Spain Kiplimo was in good form when he retained the 25th Cross Internacional de Soria, the second leg of the 2018-19 IAAF Cross Country Permit series held in the outskirts of Soria.

“I'm satisfied I could retain my title here,” said Kiplimo. “I enjoyed the circuit and I feel very comfortable in Soria, the organisers and the crowd treat me very well,” Kiplimo told IAAF.

Dominic Otuchet, President of the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) thanked the athletes for the good performances. We are excited about the good performances by the three runners,” Otuchet told URN on Monday.

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