World Cross Country: It's D-day at Kololo!

By Joseph Kizza

All focus is on Kololo Independence Grounds today as athletes get set to competing.

EVENT: 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships


VENUE: Kololo Independence Grounds

WHEN: Today

The day is finally upon us, friends. The day hundreds of athletes from across the world have been preparing for is here. March 26, 2017 had been circled on calenders several months, weeks and days ago. And here it is!

We are at Kololo today as Uganda hosts the IAAF World Cross Country Championships for the first time ever, joining the league of such African nations as Morocco, South Africa and Kenya, who have been hosts of this very event before.

Take a look at some of the teams pictured warming up for the big one . . .


Ugandan athletes hoping to win big on home soil



 Team Great Britain overcome a log obstacle



 Brazil is represented too!



 The Ethiopians led by Genzebe Dibaba (orange cap)



 Team Eritrea also had a feel of the Kololo surface



 Same thing can be said of Team Kuwait



 Denmark athletes did not want to miss out on the eve







 It's been France-Uganda Frienship Week, and how better to also have representation at Kololo come Sunday, huh?