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Olympics: Uganda's Cheptegei finishes 8th, Musagala 11th

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Added 21st August 2016 05:23 AM

Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei finishes 8th in the men's 5000m final as Ronald Musagala comes in 11th in men's 1500m final.

Olympics: Uganda's Cheptegei finishes 8th, Musagala 11th

Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei finishes 8th in the men's 5000m final as Ronald Musagala comes in 11th in men's 1500m final.

Britain's Mo Farah completed a historic Olympic distance double double with victory in the 5,000m as Uganda's as Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei completed the race six seconds later in 8th place.

1. Mohamed Farah (Great Britain)            13:03.30

2. Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo (United States)  13:03.90

3. Hagos  Gebrhiwet (Ethiopia)               13:04.35

8. Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda)                 13:09.17

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Meanwhile, in the 1500m final race in which Uganda also had interest, American runner Matt Centrowitz scored an upset win to claim gold as our very own, Ronald Musagala, came in 11th.

1.  Matthew Centrowitz Jr. (United States)   3:50.00

2.  Taoufik Makhloufi (Algeria)                  3:50.11

3.  Nick Willis (New Zealand)                    3:50.24

11. Ronald Musagala                                     3:51.688.

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Uganda's hopes for atleast a medal at the Rio Olympics remains in today's (Sunday) men's marathon, with reigning Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich, Jackson Kiprop and Solomon Mutai due to take part.



JOSHUA CHEPTEGEI IN ACTION


(Photos by Norman Katende in Rio de Janeiro @nkatende)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RONALD MUSAGALA IN ACTION


(Photos by Norman Katende in Rio de Janeiro @nkatende)

Ugandan interest in the 1500m race Ronald Musagala (yellow) kept up pace but fell way short of the podium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi finished second to take silver


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