Cheptegei proud of Kiplangat’s Golden marathon performance | 2022 Commonwealth Games

Joshua Cheptegei

Fellow Ugandan long-distance runner Joshua Cheptegei has appreciated Victor Kiplangat’s efforts that delivered the country’s first ever Gold in the distance at the Commonwealth games.

Kiplangat ran 2:10:55 after grabbing the lead after the 25km mark and his solo race to the tape proved quite a moment to remember for the country.

Talking up his performance, Cheptegei who will not participate in the games expressed his delight at the success Kiplangat brought to the nation.

“On my own behalf and on behalf of all the athletics sports fraternity, and the entire nation, I take the privilege to congratulate my brother Victor Kiplangat upon achieving this great milestone at the

@birminghamcg22 You have done us proud.”

Cheptegei won gold as well in the recently Oregon World Athletics Championships 10,000m men’s final, Jacob Kiplimo taking bronze in the same race.

Commonwealth Games 2022 (Marathon):

  • Winner (Gold): Victor Kiplangat (Uganda) – 2:10:55
  • Second (Silver): Alfred Simbu (Tanzania) – 2:12:29
  • Third (Bronze): Michael Githae (Kenya) – 2:13:16
  • Fourth: Adams L (Australia) – 2:13:23
  • Fifth: Korir J (Kenya) – 2:14:06

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