The development comes after the marathoner’s chances of taking part in the Olympic games had slimmed after finishing fifth at the NN Mission Marathon in Enschede, Netherlands this month where he was bidding to clock the best time better than Chemonges and Fred Musobo who had already qualified
The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) has finally selected star athlete Stephen Kiprotich on the marathon team for the Tokyo Summer Olympics.
The development comes after Kiprotich's chances of
taking part in the Olympic Games had reduced after he failed to record better times in the recent NN
Mission Marathon in Enschede, Netherlands last month where he finished fifth.
However according to the UAF Publicity Secretary a Technical Commission meeting convened last week in Kampala and selected three men
who included 2012 London Olympic gold medalist Kiprotich. The 2012 Gold winner will be joining National Record
holder Filex Chemonges and Fred Musobo on the team.
Kiprotich will be making his third appearance
in the Olympics. In 2016 Summer Olympics
in Rio de Janeiro
, Brazil he finished in 14th place.
According to Mawerere, the women's marathon team will have Juliet Chekwel who ran 2:23:13 in Zurich Marathon on February 2, 2020
and Immaculate Chemutai who clocked 2:29:09 during the Xiamen Marathon on April
Already three boxers have also qualified to represent Uganda at the Tokyo Olympics that will take place in July 23 to August 8th in Tokyo, Japan.