Uganda Athletics team gears up for World cross country championships, enters intensive training camp

Uganda Athletics team gears up for World cross country championships, enters intensive training camp

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  • February 27, 2024
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By Emmanuel Sekago

In the heart of Uganda, a sense of anticipation and excitement reverberates through the air as the country’s elite athletes converge for an intensive training camp in Kapchorwa, marking the beginning of their journey towards the World Cross Country Championships to take place in Belgrade Serbia on the March, 30th 2024, With the prestigious event on the horizon, the Uganda Athletics Team is leaving no stone unturned in their quest for excellence.

Kiplimo after winning a world cross championship

The training camp serves as the crucible where determination meets discipline, and athletes from various corners of the nation gather to hone their skills and forge a unified spirit. Coaches, trainers, and support staff collaborate seamlessly, orchestrating a meticulously planned regimen designed to bring out the best in each participant.

Against the backdrop of Uganda’s picturesque landscapes, athletes lace up their running shoes, their commitment echoing through every stride. The camp becomes a sanctuary for dedication, where the relentless pursuit of greatness becomes a shared mission. From early morning drills to evening recovery sessions, each day is a testament to the team’s unwavering focus on the task at hand.

The Uganda Athletics Team comprises a formidable lineup of talent, showcasing the rich diversity of the nation. Runners from urban centers and rural landscapes alike come together, transcending differences to form a cohesive unit bound by a common goal – to make Uganda proud on the global stage.

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It should be noted that National Champion Jacob Kiplimo, is also the defending World Champion, whereas Joshua Cheptegei hopes to better the Bronze Medal he won in Bathurst, Australia on  February 18th 2023. Uganda also had team Bronze Medals for the Senior Men and senior Women categories. This was Uganda’s best performance in the history of the Championships.

Under the watchful eyes of seasoned  three coaches,Njia Benjamin, Chesang Grace and Demayi Francis plus Ssali Denis the Team Physiotherapist, the athletes fine-tune their strategies for the challenging cross-country terrain.

The undulating paths and unpredictable weather conditions characteristic of cross-country races demand a unique blend of endurance, strength, and tactical acumen – aspects the team is committed to mastering during their time in camp.

Beyond the physical preparations, the camp also fosters a sense of camaraderie among team members. Athletes share experiences, offer encouragement, and build a collective spirit that will serve as their driving force in the face of international competition. The stories of resilience and determination become the threads weaving together the fabric of the Uganda Athletics Team.

As the training camp progresses, the athletes carry the hopes of a nation eager to see them excel on the global stage. The World Cross Country Championships beckon as the ultimate proving ground, and the Uganda Athletics Team is poised to make its mark with a potent combination of talent, preparation, and national pride.

As the runners set their sights on the upcoming championships, the training camp in Uganda becomes a crucible where the foundation for success is laid.

The journey from the training grounds to the international podium is one of dedication, unity, and the collective will of a nation rallying behind its athletic ambassadors. May the Uganda Athletics Team emerge from the camp stronger, more resilient, and ready to conquer the challenges that await them at the World Cross Country Championships.

Athletes –
Junior Women; Chebet Keziah, Cheruto Nowell, Chebet Isala, Chekwemoi Vicky and Cherop Charity
Junior Men; Chelimo Dolphine, Chemutai Hosea, Rotich Silas, Kibet Herbert and Musau Titus
Senior Women; Chebet Rachael Zena, Cheptoyek Joy, Chekwemoi Louise, Chelangat Sarah and Chelangat Annet Chemengich

Senior Men; Kiplimo Jacob, Cheptegei Joshua, Kibet Dan, Kiplangat Hosea and Kiprotich Martin Magyengo.
2Km Women; Chekwemoi Brenda and Chebet Linda
2Km Men; Kiprop Hosea and Kiprotich Sam Kapkureny
Coaches in the camp; Njia Benjamin, Chesang Grace, Demayi Francis and Ssali Denis (Team Physiotherapist)

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