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World Cross Country: Toroitich to captain Team Uganda

By Norman Katende

Added 14th March 2017 10:26 AM

Toroitich, who has previously represented Uganda four times at the World Cross Country event, will lead a 28-strong team.

World Cross Country: Toroitich to captain Team Uganda

Toroitich, who has previously represented Uganda four times at the World Cross Country event, will lead a 28-strong team.

Experienced Timothy Toroitich (pictured) will be captaining Team Uganda at the 2017 IAAF World Cross Championships due on March 26 at Kololo Independence Ceremonial Grounds in Kampala.

Having previously represented Uganda four times at the World Cross Country event, he will lead a 28-strong Ugandan team on home soil.

It is the first time Uganda is hosting athletics' biggest event.

World and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich is on the team that has a number of Uganda's best runners.

Also featuring is 2014 World Junior 10000m and 2015 Africa Cross Country Junior champion Joshua Cheptegei.

Dorcus Ajok has been fixed in the mixed relay team where she will team up with Ronald Musagala, Winnie Nanyondo and Geoffrey Ruto, paving away for extra space in the senior women category.

This has seen Emily Chebet replace her on the team.

The national squad has been in a two-month residential training in Bukwo and Kapchorwa in eastern Uganda under the watchful eye of a technical team.

 

The technical team has been led by Benjamin Longiross (head coach), Francis  Demayi  (assistant head coach), Benjamin Njia (assistant coach), Grace Chesang (coach) and  Peter Chelangat (team manager)

TEAM UGANDA

U-20 Women: Peruth Chemutai, Esther Chekwemoi, Sarah  Chelangat, Janat Chemusto, Adha Munguleya, Scallet Chemos

U-20 Men: Jacob Kiplimo, Titus Kwemoi Given, Victor Kiplangat, Elisha Chemutai,  Kevin Kibet,  Mathew Chekwurui  Reserve  Anthony Ayeko and   Abel Chebet.

Senior Women:  Mercyline Chelangat, Racheal Zena Chebet, Chesang Stella,  Chesang Doreen,  Doreen Chemutai, Chebet Emilly  Reserve Chebet Annet

Senior Men: Joshua Kipurui Cheptegei, Phillip Kipkeko, Abdalla Kibet Mande, Timothy Toroitich,  Stephen Kiprotich,  Stephen Kissa

Reserve: Fred Musobo and  Mande Bushendich

Mixed Relays:  Nanyondo Winnie, Ruto Geoffrey  Kipkorir,  Ajok Dorcus, Musagala Ronald and Reserve Chebet  Esther   and  Abu Mayanja.

 

KNOW YOUR 2017 IAAF STARS

Timothy Toroitich

Peruth Chemutai

Stephen Kiprotich

Jacob Kiplimo


WORLD CROSS COUNTRY BUILDUP

No easy road

Progress

It's full throttle

Test run on

'We are ready'

60 nations confirm participation

Athletics body drive on

 

 

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