Uganda continues preps for World Cross Country championships
Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) has named three men and women runners to represent the country at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017.
The athletes were picked after the National relay athletes training after Saturday’s trials at Kololo Independence Grounds. They ran a distance of 2km.
The team will be representing Uganda in the mixed relays at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 that is due at the same venue March 26, 2017.
The male athletes include Ronald Musagala, Geoffrey Ruto and Abu Mayanja while the women are Dorcus Ajok, Winnie Nanyondo and Esther Chebet.
The training events of the day that included 150m, 300m, 600m, 1600m and field events among others aimed at testing and building athlete’s early season endurance and strength.
Kampala will be the fourth African city in the history of the IAAF World Cross Championships to host the tournament after Guiyang of China passed the baton in 2015.
The winner of the 2017 Kampala IAAF World Cross Country Championships will walk away with $30,000 (Ugx105 million).