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11 February 2024 | Athletics

Rachael Zena Chebet and Jacob Kiplimo claimed the National Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Tororo Golf Club.

Chebet, a Prisons Athletics Club athlete, crossed the finishing line in 32 minutes and 59 seconds to win the women's 10km category.

Joy Cheptoyek (Arua Athletics Club) and Loyce Chekwemoi (Uganda Wildlife Authority) finished second and third respectively.

Meanwhile, World Champion Jacob Kiplimo topped the men's senior race. The UWA athlete secured the 10km race victory in 29 minutes and 3 seconds.

Dan Kibet (Uganda Prison Services) followed in the second position as he crossed the finish line 6 seconds after Kiplimo followed by teammate Hosea Kiplangat who finished in 29 minutes and 14 seconds.

Uganda's team will camp in Kapchorwa starting next week in preparation for the World Cross Country championships scheduled for March 30th, 2024 in Belgrade Serbia.

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