The Uganda Athletics Federation’s national track and Field 2015 season comes to a climax this weekend (Friday to Saturday) at Mandela National Stadium, Kampala.
The National Championships also showcase individual, clubs, districts
and club supremacy as they fight for overall team title, national
rankings and top individual accolades.
The two –day championships running from July 17- 18, 2015 will
offer last chance for athletes vying to qualify for the 15th IAAF
World Championships and 11th CAA Edition of the All Africa Games.
The 15th IAAF World Championships in Athletics is due August 22 –
29, 2015 in Beijing, CHINA with deadline for final entry of
qualifiers in the prestigious event set for August 10, 2015.
While, August 4, 2015 is the deadline for the 11th CAA All Africa
Games due September 3 – 19, 2015 in Congo Brazzaville.
The Uganda scene will therefore have no any other national competition
on the 2015 calendar for athletes to qualify with the alternative
being international competitions.
Counting one month to the Beijing World meet, only seven athletes have
hit the qualification standards for athletics biggest event on the
The biggest numbers of qualifiers hail from marathon led by World
reigning marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich, Abraham Kiplimo, Jackson
Kiprop and Solomon Mutai.
The others who have hit the world mark include Ronald Musagala
(1500m), lone woman Juliet Chekwel and Moses Kibet (10,000m)