Ugandan Winnie Nanyondo finishes second in heat two with an automatic qualifying time of 4:08.49 minutes, behind Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech
Joshua Cheptegei executes a tactical race in the men's 5000m final to win gold and Uganda's first medal at this edition in Gold Coast, Australia.
Scovia Ayikoru advances to the women's 100 semi-finals after finishing among the next six best finishers in the heats.
The birthday run is co-sponsored by Vision Group, Airtel, Rwenzori Water and Post Bank.
Tomorrow afternoon, another batch of Ugandan athletes, flies out to the Gold Coast; a journey lasting more than 20 hours.
The large number of free condoms equates to about 34 per person.
“We have the capacity to outshine Kenya and Ethiopia, but we will ask for some more resources."
Police demonstrated their might by sweeping the top prizes in the women’s events last year.
Over 1000 runners are expected to take part in next month's race.
In athletics, Parliament of Uganda’s Julius Acon Bua lit the main stadium in the 1,500 metres men finals to capture gold
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