Uganda remembers Olympic 400m hurdler John Akii Bua

The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) over the weekend once again organised a track and field meeting to  recognise the achievements of the country’s only Olympic hurdler gold medallist John Akii-Bua, at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole stadium (June 4).

A total of 31 events for both men and women were competed for and 400m hurdles was the highlight at the 18th edition of the annual Akii Bua Meet  in remembrance of Uganda’s fallen hero.

Kyabazinga, MAYANK Kick Start Regional Champs

Kyabazinga and MAYANK Athletics Championships kick start the regional track and field championships this weekend, Saturday June 11, 2016 in Jinja and Koboko respectively.

A series of regional competitions organised under the patronage of Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) sets a rare opportunity for upcountry districts, clubs, schools, universities and tertiary institutions to showcase and expose untapped talent for national and international engagements.

Youth Plant 500 Trees to commemorate World Athletics Day – Green project

Uganda is one of the 122 IAAF Member Federations that celebrated the 2016 edition of the World Athletics Day alongside tree planting Green Project campaign over the weekend in Bombo Town.

Now in its 21st year, the World Athletics Day, the sport’s annual worldwide festival of athletics, is one of the busiest programmes of competitions on the Uganda Athletics Federation calendar to promote the sport through youth participation in Athletics within clubs and schools and/or local communities.

Uganda finishes 2nd overall at the 4th Africa Cross Country Championships – Yaoundé, Cameroon

Kenya dominated the African Cross Country Championships in Yaounde in Cameroon with a clean sweep for the overall team top performance and victories in all in the individual categories.

Kenya's Isaac Kipsang clocked 21 minutes 33 seconds to win the 8km  Junior Men category, coming ahead of country mate, Ronald Kiprotich (21:44) and Eritrea's Aron Kipley (21:48). In the same race, Uganda's only representative Mande Bushendich finished 11th after running 22:41.

Stephen Kiprotich finishes fourth at the 2016 Tokyo Marathon

Olympic and former World champion Stephen Kiprotich finished fourth at the 2016 Tokyo Marathon in a time of  2:07:46 behind Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa who took the honours, and training partners and course record holder Dickson Chumba and compatriot Bernard Kipyego on Sunday.

Kiprotich, who beat Kenya’s two-time World champion Abel Kirui (fifth) - 2:08:06 in Japan’s bustling capital Tokyo, could not catch up with the trio as Lilesa won his 17th marathon of his career at just 26.

A recap from the National Cross Country Championships - Jinja

Kipyeko and Chesang Crowned Champions at the National Cross Country Championships
 

Three-time Commonwealth champion Moses Kipsiro was the biggest casualty at the Ugandan Cross Country Championships in Jinja on Saturday (6) as the provisional team was selected for next month’s African Cross Country Championships in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Phillip Kipyeko, the 2014 world junior mountain-running and last year’s national cross country champion successfully defended his title in the senior men’s 10km.

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