Uganda hosts test run for Discovery race

Rebecca Cheptegei

Uganda’s Rebecca Cheptegei the national marathon record holder at the Rosa Associati Camp in Kapchorwa, Uganda on January 19, 2023. She will be competing at the inaugural Discovery 10km road race on Friday.

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What you need to know:

  • Apart from the 10km senior races in men and women’s categories, athletes will also compete in the junior categories (women’s 6km and men’s 8km races)
  • Uganda’s high altitude region of Kapchorwa has produced stars like 2020 Tokyo Olympic 10,000 metres bronze medallist Jacob Kiplimo, distance runner Rebecca Cheptegei, among others

The test run for the Ugandan edition of Discovery 10km race takes place Friday in Kapchorwa, Uganda, with at least 200 athletes expected to compete.

Apart from the 10km senior races in men and women’s categories, athletes will also compete in the junior categories (women’s 6km and men’s 8km races).

Uganda’s high altitude region of Kapchorwa has produced stars like 2020 Tokyo Olympic 10,000 metres bronze medallist Jacob Kiplimo, distance runner Rebecca Cheptegei, among others.

Kiplimo, who is the brand ambassador for the race, said that the race will give youngsters a chance to showcase their talents.

“Things started getting better in athletics after Covid-19 disruptions and having a local race is a plus to the community. It will get better as the years go by. This place has athletics lovers and they are sure to line the streets to cheer the athletes,” said Kiplimo.

Uganda’s national marathon record holder Rebecca Cheptegei who finished fourth in Abu Dhabi Marathon early this month will compete in women’s 10km race. The race has been organised by Rosa Associati Management and the Uganda Athletics Federation for supporting local talents.

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