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Cheptegei to rest for a month before chasing Olympic dream

By James Bakama

Added 23rd October 2020 09:45 PM

Rest makes a lot of sense after a season where the Ugandan star has broken three world records.

Cheptegei to rest for a month before chasing Olympic dream

Cheptegei is eyeing an Olympics Gold medal. Courtesy photo

Rest makes a lot of sense after a season where the Ugandan star has broken three world records.

Joshua Cheptegei will rest for a month before he starts preparations for the next season.

"It has been hectic. I want to rest a bit before I prepare for what could be an even more challenging 2021," stated Cheptegei.

The cross-country season begins next month climaxing in March before the track season whose highlight will be the Tokyo Olympics in August.

Rest makes a lot of sense after a season where the Ugandan star has broken three world records.

But there are signs of an equally tough upcoming season where Cheptegei will be eyeing a historic 5000 and 10000 meter Olympic double.

"Of course I will be going for double gold in Tokyo," stated Cheptegei from Kapchorwa today.

For now, Stephen Kiprotich is the only Ugandan to have won gold at both the Olympics and World Championships.

Should Cheptegei realise this dream he will become the first Ugandan to soar to such heights.

He would then be following in the footsteps of British track star Mo Farah who has 2012 and 2016 Olympic 5000 and 10000m gold medals.

Olympic gold is the only medal so far missing in Cheptegei's now rich collection.

Victory in Tokyo will not only make Cheptegei one of Africa's greatest athletes,  but also Uganda's most successful ever.

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