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Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei Wins Silver in London


Ugandan long-distance runner Joshua Cheptegei on Friday won a silver medal at the 2017 IAAF World Championships happening in London, UK.

Cheptegei, who took part in the men’s 10,000m race, came second with a time of 26:49.94, finishing behind Sir Mo Farah of Great Britain.

Kenya’s Paul Tanui finished third with a time of 26:50.60, winning a bronze medal.

For finishing second in the race, Cheptegie won himself a cash prize of $30,000 (about Shs 108 million). Sir Mo Farah, the winner received $60,000 (about Shs 216 million), while Kenya’s Paul Tanui got $20,000 (about Shs 72 million).

The runners that came fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth also received cash prizes.

It will be remembered that Cheptegei finished sixth in the same race at the 2016 IAAF World Championships held in Rio, Brazil.

(Photo by Glyn Kirk – AFP)



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