The 2020 Tokyo Olympics came to an end on Sunday morning following the Men’s Marathon.
Uganda had three runners in the event that started in the wee hours of the morning.
Team captain and former Olympic Gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich was disappointing in every sense of the word as he failed to finish the race.
Fred Musobo and Felix Chemongesi, the other two Ugandan’s finished in 44th and 51st positions.
Musobo did a time of 2:18:39 while Chemongesi crossed the finishing line in 2:20:53.
As expected, the race was won by arguably the greatest long-distance runner in athletics history, Eluid Kipchoge.
The Kenyan who also won Gold in Rio Olympic games in 2016, was dominant on his way to crossing the line in 2:08:38.
Holland’s Abdi Nageeye took Silver in a time of 2:09:58 while Abdi Bashir (2:10:00) of the Belgium narrowly beat Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono (2:10:02) to Bronze.
Uganda ends the games with four medals which include two Golds, one Silver and a Bronze.
Joshua Chetegei won Gold and Silver in the 5000m and 10000m respectively, Peruth Chemutai won Gold in the 3000m Steeplechase while Jacob Kiplimo bagged Bronze in the 10000m.
They finish 35th on the overall medal standings and second in Africa, behind Kenya.