DOHA — Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei has on Sunday evening won men’s 10,000 metres at the ongoing world title in Doha.
Cheptegei has also set a new record—timing the second fastest ever in the championship history of 26minutes 48.6 seconds.
He also becomes the first Ugandan to win the world tittle in that category, having grabbed a silver medal in 2017.
Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia took silver (26:49.34) and Kenyan Rhonex Kipruto the bronze (26:50.32).
“Congratulations to Joshua Cheptegei for winning Gold in the men’s 10,000m final at the IAAF World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar. Once again, you have hoisted the Uganda flag high. We are proud of you,” President Yowori Museveni posted few minutes after his to critic Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine also congratulated Cheptegei for making Uganda proud.
“When Uganda Wins we all Win ,Thank you Joshua Cheptegei congratulations Uganda,” the youthful MP posted on social media.