Team captain Timothy Toroitich was confident saying his team is capable of setting a record by winning medals.
Here is a list of the last 10 men's world records for the marathon.
It was the largest single improvement on the marathon world record since Derek Clayton improved the mark by 2:23 in 1967.
Diack was head of the governing body of global athletics from 1999 until his arrest in France in 2015.
He shifted his training from Namboole stadium to Uganda Christian University’s murram track.
Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Burundi, Swaziland, Uganda and Djibouti only have one athlete each on the team.
That notwithstanding, there are still some lessons to learn from the biennial competition.
The second edition of the meet, featuring many of the country’s top talents at Namboole on Saturday, left everyone impressed.
She clocked one minute 58.39 seconds slicing 14 seconds off team-mate, Winnie Nanyondo’s record.
Semenya has been at the centre of debate because of her powerful physique.