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Kayihura Runs 16km to Honour Uganda's Olympics Stars

posted onAugust 9, 2021

Former Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura on Sunday took part in 16 km road run to celebrate and honour Uganda’s heroes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Uganda has enjoyed its best-ever outing at the quadrennial games that came to a close on Sunday, winning four medals.

Joshua Cheptegei won a gold medal in the 5000m and silver in the 10,000m race while Peruth Chemutai won gold in the 3000m Steeplechase final.

Jacob Kiplimo also won a bronze in the 10,000m race.

At the close of the games Tokyo, Uganda was only second to Kenya among African countries while it ranked 36th globally.

“I thank them for fulfilling beyond my wildest dreams their pledge in Kapchorwa after I challenged them that one day, we must share the Olympics gold and other medals with the legendary Kenyan athletes across the border.

“It is sometime back but I'm sure they still remember,” Kayihura said in a statement.

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