Rotich, Chesang take Mountain titles
Publish Date: Aug 19, 2014
Rotich, Chesang take Mountain titles
Daniel Rotich took the mens national mountain road running title. PHOTO: Norman Katende
  • mail
  • img

By Norman Katende in Kapchorwa

Daniel Rotich and Police’s Stella Chesang took the national Mountain road running titles in a competitive race that was held at the Kapchorwa high lands over the weekend.

The race was organised to select the national stars, that will represent the country at the World Mountain Running Championships on September 13 in Italy.

Chesang took the day after escaping from her team mates, Doreen Chemutai and Marceline Chelangat  with about 2km of the 7.5km remaining to win the top prize of sh120,000.

The top ten in both the men and women got cash prizes in the event that  saw 47 women and 142 men start in their respective races.

Arua’s Dorcus Chesang was the only foreigner in the top five, after finishing fourth with  another Police athlete  Patricia Chekwemboi finishing fifth.

Some of the athletes at  national mountain road running championship. PHOTO: Norman Katende

But it was the men’s competition that was more competitive despite world defending champion Philip Kiplimo watching it from the lead vehicle and Geoffrey Kusuro opting out.

The duo had been competing in different international road races and had not had enough rest for them to be able to compete in the national event.

Women 7.5km

1 Stella Chesang (Police) 26:20.9
2 Doreen Chemutai (Police) 26:32.6
3 Marceline Chelangat (Police) 27:08.8
4 Dorcus Chesang (Arua) 27:13.7
5 Patricia Chekwemboi (Police) 2:48.3
6 Agnes Chelangat (Arua) 28:12.86

Men 12km

1 Daniel Rotich (Standard) 36:25.7
2 Kibet Soyekwo (Police) 36:44.13
3 Nathan Ayeko (Police) 37:15.5
4 Joshua Mongusho (Police) 37:25.2
5 Isaac Kiprop (Police) 37:30.6
6 Fred Musopa (Sipi) 37:32.5
7 Alex Cherop (Police) 37:35.5

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

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Uganda Cranes to battle Malawi in quarters
Uganda will take on Malawi tomorrow in the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, while the hosts live to fight on, and will take on Tanzania iin a repeat of their group match, the same day....
Fury beats Klitschko to become new world champion
Britain's Tyson Fury was crowned the new world heavyweight champion on Saturday after a unanimous points win over Wladimir Klitschko, who suffered his first defeat in eleven years....
Kassim Ouma eyes boxing comeback
FORMER World Champion Kassim ‘The Dream’ Ouma is dreaming again of returning to top flight boxing...
SC Villa could lose CAF slot
FUFA has given Sports Club Villa Jogoo a deadline of Friday, November 27, 2015 to commit on representing Uganda at the CAF Confederations Cup or lose the opportunity to KCCA FC...
ALL STARS: Alberto Luque ready
THE Uganda All Stars versus Barcelona charity match will offer a mouthwatering experience for fans in the country...
We shall  learn from our mistakes
National soccer team head coach Micho Srodejovic has insisted that the national team will learn from their mistakes, as they prepare to take on Burundi in a must Win encounter at Hawasa National stadium, over 270km from Addis Ababa....
Is Uganda ready for the pope's visit?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter