Sport
Moses Kipsiro says ‘bye’ to track racesPublish Date: Feb 03, 2014
Moses Kipsiro says ‘bye’ to track races
  • mail
  • img
Moses Kipsiro
newvision

By James Bakama

Saturday

National Half Marathon

March 16

Africa Cross-country

As Moses Kipsiro won his sixth national cross-country title on Saturday, his plans of changing to road races further took shape.

“This could be my last year on track,” said the double Commonwealth Games champion after winning the men’s 12 kilometre race in Jinja.

Kipsiro will use this weekend’s national half marathon in Mbale to launch his move into the 21km event.

This puts the athlete in a hectic schedule that could also have him representing Uganda in the Africa Cross-country and World half marathon.

Kipsiro will, 13 days after the Africa event, be competing at the world meet should he make the cut this weekend.

But even as he contemplates shifting to the road, there are all signs that he is still the best cross-country talent in Uganda. This was clearly evident in the big gap between him and Saturday’s men’s runner-up Daniel Rotich.

Team enters camp


Kipsiro will together with the other lead performers from last Saturday races start residential training at a high altitude camp in Kapchorwa.

Assistant UAF secretary Apollo Musherure said besides the top five finishers in each event, more runners could be added to boost training.

The team will be handled by Abdallah Muhammad as head coach assisted by Gordon Ahimbisibwe, Raphael Kasajja and Peter Wemale.

Top finishers headed for camp

Junior Girls:


S. Chesang (Police)

P. Chemutai (Elgon)

R. Chebet (Police)

J. Chemusto (Police)

S. Chelangat (Elgon)

Junior men:

P. Kipyeko (Prisons)

J. Cheptegei (Police)

A. Cherop (Police)

A. Mande (Police)

Kibet (Police)

F. Chemonges (Prisons)

Senior women:

L. Toroitich (Arua)

R. Cheptegei (UPDF)

N. Cheptegei (UPDF)

V. Chemutai (Prisons)

D. Chesang (Standard)

Senior men:

M. Kipsiro (Elgon)

D. Rotich (Standard)

M. Kibet (Arua)

I. Ayeko (Elgon)

T. Ayeko (Elgon)


 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Chesang sets new junior record
Uganda’s Stella Chesang finished fourth at the IAAF World Junior championships with a new national junior record at the IAAF World Junior championships taking place in Eugene....
Commonwealth Games open in colourful, moving ceremony
Queen Elizabeth II has opened the 20th Commonwealth Games after a moving and colourful ceremony at Celtic Park....
Cranes resume training for return leg against Mauritania
The Cranes team has resumed training at Namboole in preparation of the return leg against Mauritania on August 3....
Kickboxing:  Apolot to defend against Nassimbwa
Motor mouth kickboxer Moses Golola elevated the game of kickboxing four years ago....
Uganda begins quest for Commonwealth glory
UGANDA’S quest for medals at the 20th Commonwealth Games starts off with a badminton encounter against Kenya. The two nations clash in one of the opening fixtures of the mixed group encounters...
German motocross trainer starts work
GERMAN motocross trainer Jurgen Kuper started training the national team in preparation for the FIM Africa Central Africa Motocross championship in Nairobi next month...
Should government review powers of kings?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter