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Kipsiro eager to get back national title

By Vision Reporter

Added 17th April 2009 03:00 AM

MOSES Kipsiro will lead a host of world class runners at today's National Track and Field Championships at Namboole.

By Norman Katende

National Athletics
Championships
Today
Mandela stadium, 9am

MOSES Kipsiro will lead a host of world class runners at today's National Track and Field Championships at Namboole.

Kipsiro, the first Ugandan to win a senior medal at the World Cross Country event after finishing second in Amman, Jordan recently, is also the current world 5000m bronze medallist.

He will be joined at Namboole in the battle for honours by Moses Kibet and Benjamin Kiplagat.

Kibet is a junior World Cross Country bronze medallist and a Commonwealth Youth gold medallist while Kiplagat won silver in the 3000m steeplechase at the World Junior Championship in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Kipsiro (right) and Kibet will take part in the 10000m final..

“The presence of our best athletes is great for the event. It will inspire other athletes to work hard. It’s good to run alongside a world star,” said their country manager Godfrey Nuwagaba.

The trio have been training at the Standard High camp in Bukwo for the track and field season which started a fortnight ago.

The athletes are battling to hit qualifying marks for various international events.

Athletes get a chance to hit qualifying marks to the World Athletics Championships, Africa Junior championships and youth Championship.

* False starts in athletics could become a thing of the past after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) voted to abolish them last month.

The IAAF council, meeting here, added that a final decision will not be taken until the IAAF congress meets on August 13-14 on the sidelines of the world championships.

If the decision is approved, false starts could cease to exist as of January 1 2010 with any athletes running before the gun being disqualified immediately without a warning.

Since January 1 2003, only one false start has been tolerated in competitions with a second resulting in the athlete responsible being expelled from the race, whether or not he was involved in the first false start.
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Kipsiro eager to get back national title

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