22 March 2018

Uganda: Another Gold: Cheptegei Wins the Athletics Men's 10,000M Final

Photo: Ismail Kezaala /Daily Monitor
On form. Cheptegei is part of Team Uganda.

Uganda’s Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei has won the athletics men's 10,000m final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 13, 2018.
Cheptegei, who initially objected to doing the 10,000m, emulated Moses Ndiema Kipsiro’s 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games feat.
Kipsiro was the first man in more than 70 years to win both the 5,000 and 10,000m races at the Commonwealth Games.

Cheptegei’s win has made him the second man to win gold in both races.

“If it happens, I will be the happiest man in the world,” Cheptegei had told Daily Monitor on Thursday.

It has catapulted him into one of the abiding memories of the 2018 Games and redeemed the runner who was a laughing stock in Uganda after spectacularly failing to win the IAAF World Cross-country men’s senior race after building a massive lead with a few metres to the finish line.

“I will win as many gold medals as I can because that moment (IAAF world cross-country) has made me hungrier,” Cheptegei said on Sunday.

Uganda

Museveni Rejects Tax Procedures Act

President Museveni has returned the Tax Procedures Amendment Act, 2018 to Parliament and demanded that MPs delete a… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 The Daily Monitor. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.