Maru gunning for victory in Colombia | World Athletics U20 Championships Cali 22

Peter Maru

Ugandan long-distance runner Peter Maru has vowed to return with a medal from the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia.

Maru featured at the previous edition held at Kasarani Stadium in Kenya’s capital Nairobi last year and secured a fifth-place finish in the 1500m final.

He however struggled at the Oregon 2022 World Athletics Championships finishing 14th in his 5000m heat, running 13:47.65.

He told World Athletics’ Darren Allan Kyeyune; “The problem I got was fatigue. This was the longest trip in my life,” Maru said.

“Here I ran the senior championships. That is more experience that I have got and going to Colombia, I will do better,” he said.

He added; “In the 5000m, I will run the finals. And I like the 5000m because I will come (back) with a medal.”

Maru is a 19-year-old athlete born in Eastern Uganda. His favorite race is the 5000m. He has posted personal bests in 1500m – 3:40.10 and 5000m – 13:07.42.

His race at the World Athletics U20 Championships will take place on the afternoon of August 1st. The 5000m final will be at 03:55 am EAT.


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