Uganda’s Cheptegei Wins Shs 184M in Men’s 5000m at IAAF Diamond League

Ugandan Athlete Joshua Cheptegei has won in the men’s 5000m race at the IAAF Diamond League held in Zurich, Switzerland on Thursday (August 29th 2019).

Cheptegei crossed the finish line at a finish time of 12.57.41 to win a Diamond Trophy and a cash prize of  $50,000 (About Shs 184 million).

Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet came second with a finish time of 12:58.15.

This becomes the first Diamond Trophy for both the young athlete and Uganda.

The double Commonwealth Champion Cheptegei, is currently warming up for the seventeenth edition of the IAAF World Championships is scheduled to be held between 27 September and 6 October 2019 in Doha, Qatar


Johnson Ategeka