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Mutekanga in new season best in America
Publish Date: Jun 08, 2014
Mutekanga in new season best in America
Mutekanga at the London 2012 olympic games
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By Norman Katende

2014 Adrian Martinez Classic

Men 800m results
1 Caimir Loxsom (Brooks Beast TC) 1:46.31
2 Ryan Martin (Asics) 1:46.58
3 Brian Gagnon (Nj-Ny Track Club) 1:46.62
4 Mark Wieczorek (Brooks Beast TC) 1:46.81
5 James Eichberger (Unattached) 1:47.78
6 Mutekanga, Julius (New Balance) 1:47.91
 

After failing to lead Uganda to a notable position at the world relays in Bahamas last month, Uganda’s Julius Mutekanga started concentrating on trying to run into the Commonwealth Games by setting a season’s best at the 2014 Adrian Martinez Classic on Thursday evening.

Mutekanga, who finished 6th in the Friday evening meet crossed the finishing line in a time of 1 minute 47.91 seconds, though the time was both outside the Commonwealth Games qualifying mark of 1:46.50 and over a second below his personal best of 1:46.50.
 

“I will try to improve on my personal best. That is my target this season,” said Mutekanga, who was beaten to the 2013 World Championships 800m slot by Ronald Musagala.
 

Musagala has already qualified for the Commonwealth Games, having finished fourth in the Shanghai Grand prix last month with a time of 1:46.12. He is also looking at improving on his personal best at the FBK Games in Hengelo, Netherlands on Saturday.
 

He will be competing at the games together with Winnie Nanyondo (800m), Jacob Araptany and Benjamin Kiplagat (3000m SC) and Abdallah Mande and Philip Kipyeko (3000m)
 

Joshua Cheptegei was pulled out of the 10000m event, and he will now compete midweek in another international event.
 

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