Rob Walker Set to Come Back to Uganda in September


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Whereas there is so much misleading information written about the African continent portrayed in the media, it’s very important to recognize when people like Robert Walker who appreciate the good on the continent. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Commentator Robert Walker confirmed that he is coming back as promised to Uganda in September stating that it’s the friendliest country he has been to.

The confirmation to return was made on his twitter account stating that he will be back for a marathon in September.

“Delighted to be giving a week of my time to promote this brilliant new marathon in September. Sports tourism takes another step forward in Uganda. I thought I was commentating & doing PR! But if required to run, my trainers will be packed! See you there Uganda,” he  tweeted.

Tuskerlite Rwenzori Marathon confirmed this on their Twitter that Rob Walker will be running in the Marathon on 2nd September 2023.

“Following his most recent trip to Uganda, sports commentator @robwalkertv has confirmed he will be running in the #TuskerLiteRwenzoriMarathon!” the statement read.

Walker traveled to Uganda for 11 days and made a number of enlightening remarks about the country’s natural beauty. He promised to dispel the myths about Uganda and declared that he has never been anywhere friendlier than Uganda.

“I’ve ended up with a little bit of a platform and an opportunity to kind of dispel some out-of-date myths about Uganda specifically, I’ve literally never been anywhere friendlier than Uganda. There’s still so much rubbish that you read and see about the way the African continent is portrayed internationally in the media, it’s ludicrous, so it’s very important for people who go there regularly – like me – to shout about it. The most incredible, surprising, uplifting, humbling experience I’ve ever had in nearly 25 years of travelling the world covering sport, I’ve never been treated like that. I’ve never been made to feel so welcome, so special. I mean, I basically just went on an 11-day whirlwind tour of the country. It was insane,” he said.

Rob Walker is known in Uganda for commentating when the Ugandan athlete Peruth Chemutai was collecting her gold medal for the women’s 3,000m steeplechase in Tokyo.

He also commentated on Ugandan runner Joshua Cheptegei winning the 10,000 metres at the World Championships and Jacob Kiplimo winning two medals at the Commonwealth Games – both events being broadcast live in Uganda.

“By the way, if you’ve never been to Uganda, let me tell you, it’s one of the most beautiful, friendly countries you could ever wish to visit, and received,” he said.

He had since visited Uganda on several occasions particularly recently in February, when the Ugandan Tourism Board (UTB) arranged for him to go on an all-expenses paid trip around the country.

Walker has not only promoted our Sports men and Women but he has also promoted tourism  in Uganda.

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