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Kiplimo, Cheptegei lead Uganda’s team for World Cross Country Championships

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Cheptegei and compatriot Kiplimo at the 2020 Tokyo Games

David GOMBE

Uganda’s iconic long-distance running duo of Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo will headline the nation’s team for the forthcoming World Cross Country Championship.

The 2024 World Athletics Cross Country Championships will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, on 30 March 2024.

Originally the 45th edition of the World Cross Country Championships was planned to be held in Medulin and Pula, Croatia, on 10 and 11 February 2024. However, due to lack of preparations, it was announced by World Athletics that the event is to be moved to Belgrade, Serbia.

Kiplimo is the reigning senior Men’s World Cross Country champion having clinched gold in Bathurst, 2023. The Ugandan stormed to victory in a time of 29 minutes and 17 seconds while Berihu Aregawi finished second in 29:26.

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2019 World Cross Country champion, Cheptegei was third in 29 minutes and 37 seconds.

Uganda’s team for Belgrade
Senior women: Rachael Zena Chebet, Loice Chekwemoi, Annet Chemengich Chelangat, Sarah Chelangat, Belinda Chemutai, Joy Cheptoyek

Senior men: Leonard Chemutai, Joshua Cheptegei, Dan Kibet, Hosea Kiplangat, Jacob Kiplimo, Martin Magengo Kiprotich

U20 women: Isella Chebet, Keziah Chebet, Vicky Chekwemboi, Charity Cherop, Nowel Cheruto

U20 men: Dolphine Chelimo, Hosea Chemutai, Simba Samuel Cherop, Harbert Kibet, Titus Musau, Sailas Rotich

Mixed relay: Knight Aciru, Linda Chebet, Hosea Kiprop, Sam Kapkerung Kiprotich

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