Uganda to send 20 athletes for World Cross Country Championship

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Kampala (Uganda), March 25 (IANS) The Uganda Athletics Federation will send 20 athletes for the 41st World Cross Country Championship slated for March 28 in Guiyang, China.

Dominic Otuchet, the federation president who will lead the delegation, said on Tuesday that the contingent will leave on Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

“The athletes have been training well in Bukwo and we expect a very good performance in China,” said Otuchet.

The 5,000m Commonwealth Games (2014) holder Moses Kipsiro who finished fourth at the 2013 World Cross Country Championship in Poland will lead the group together with other seasoned runners like Geoffrey Kusuro.

Kenyan athletes who dominated the 2013 Country Championship together with Ethiopia and Eritrea will pose a big threat to Uganda’s team.

The Ugandan team includes:

Junior women: Stella Chesang, Doreen Chemutai, Janat Chemusto, Rachael Chebet Zena, Mercyline Chelangat.

Senior Women: Juliet Chekwel, Adero Nyakisi, Nancy Cheptegei, Emily Chebet, Patricia Chemonges

Junior Men: Joshua Cheptegei, Fred Musobo, Mande Bushendich, Abel Chebet, Robert Chemonges

Senior Men: Philip Kipyeko, Moses Kipsiro, Geoffrey Kusuro, Moses Kibet, Timothy Toroitich.

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