Uganda Wins World Mountain and Trail Running Championship in Thailand

Date:

Share post:

Uganda has emerged as the overall winner of the 2022 World Mountain and Trail Running Championship held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, after scooping three gold medals.

The event that started on November 3rd up to 6th saw Spain grab the second position while Italy took the third.

During the championship, Uganda dominated both the senior and junior men’s races, filling the podium and grabbing all the four top positions. In the senior men’s race, Uganda scooped both gold and bronze medals.

Samuel Kibet emerged the first, holding a 10-second advantage over Patrick Kipngeno of Kenya, who got silver, while Timothy Toroitich, another Ugandan, won bronze ahead of teammates Leonard Chemonges and Eliud Cherop, who turned 4th and 5th respectively.

In the junior men’s race, Uganda grabbed all three top positions, winning gold, silver, and bronze. Leonard Chemutai won gold, Caleb Tungwet won silver, and Denis Kiplangat took bronze, while another teammate, Silas Rotich, became the fourth.

Uganda also won another gold and silver in the senior women’s race, with Rebecca Cheptegei winning gold and Annet Chelangat Chemengenich grabbing silver. Cheptegei finished the race with a 20-second gap over her teammate Chemengich, and USA’s Allie Mclaughlin won bronze.

The senior races were also both men and women competing over 11,2km, 475m+ course, with a steep, technical loop sandwiched by flat, fast running in and out of Chiang Mai.

The 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships is scheduled for 6th -10th June in Innsbruck-Stubai, Austria.

spot_img

Related articles

π„π—ππ‹πŽπ‘π„π‘ 𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒 π‘πŽπ”ππƒπ”π

ISSUE 190 EVENING EDITION JANUARY 27, 2023 Β  Β  Β  Β πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ http://explorer.co.ug/ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬Β  More learners embracing UPE- Minister Janet Museveni πŸ“Œ Speaking at the...

The Unity Exhibited in Handling Covid19 Best Tool to Curb Homosexuality

The allegations of same sex vice have left different institutions in a state of panic including, schools, churches,...

β€˜Corruption shall be Stamped Out of Uganda’  President Museveni Β 

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has vowed to take serious action against corrupt government officials as a means of...

BREAKING NEWS: UNEB Releases PLE Results; Over 700,000 Pass Examinations

The Minister of Education and Sports, First lady Janet K Museveni has today 27th January 2023, released the...