Cheptegei timed in 13:00:60, while Kenya’s Edris Muktar came first with a time of 12:59:96.


“This is very good news to have our athlete perform well in China,” National Council for Sports Secretary General, Nicholas Muramagi told Xinhua in an interview.

In the same meet, another Ugandan Peruth Chemutai finished 10th in the 3,000m steeplechase but managed to set a time of 9:31:34 to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and the World Junior Championships to take place in Bydyoszcz, Poland.

Including Chemutai, three women will make the Ugandan athletes team to the Olympics.

According to the Uganda Athletics Federation, although 12 athletes have now qualified for the Olympics, the target is 18. Endit

Source; Xinhua


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