Ugandan Athletes

The Ugandan athletes are in Aarhus, Denmark ahead of the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Cross Championship.

Commonwealth double gold medalist Joshua Cheptegei, Joshua Kiplimo and Stella Chesang are some of the athletes that will represent Uganda in the one day event.

Over 500 elite runners from 67 teams will descend on Denmark for the global event scheduled to take place on Saturday, 30th March.

More than 300 athletes (171 men, 139 women) are entered for the individual senior races, while more than 200 (121 men, 111 women) will be in action in the U20 races. Ten teams have been entered for the mixed relay.

There will be five races to be contested; senior men (10km), senior women (10km), mixed relay, U20 men (8km), U20 women (6km).

This will be the 43rd edition of the event that is held every two years. The previous edition was hosted at Kololo Airstrip in Kampala, Uganda in 2017.

Uganda team in Denmark;

Women (Junior) – 6km: Sarah Chelangat, Annet Chesang, Esther Yeko Chekwemoi, Rebecca Chelangat, Leah Chelangat

Women (Senior) – 10km: Stella Chesang, Rachael Zena Chebet, Esther Chebet, Doreen Chesang, Juliet Chekwel, Peruth Chemutai

Men (Junior) – 8km: Hosea Kiplagat, Dan Chebet, Job Matthew Chekwurui, Samuel Kibet, Oscar Chelimo, Dennis Cherotich

Men (Senior) – 10km: Jacob Kiplimo, Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei, Thomas Ayieko, Joel Ayeko, Kortex Maxwell Rotich, Daniel Kiprop, Ronald Musagala

Mixed Relays: Dorcus Ajok, Slyvia Chelangat.