Moscow triumph makes Kiprotich
In the end, winning the 42km marathon did not only come with gold, it weighs a lot more for Ugandan Stephen Kiprotich . The reigning Olympic champion did it in style again over the nerve-wrecking distance to win the country’s only medal at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Russia on Saturday. While the sun held up in the sky, many toasted away to the triumph cold Kampala as the 24-year-old entered the Luzhniki Stadium first, of the 70 runners who started and went ahead to cross the finish line in 2:09:51.
Not only did Kiprotich become the first man to finish the marathon under 2hr 10min in Russia, but has also etched his name in the Uganda’s history books. That scintillating win makes Kiprotich Uganda’s all-time greatest runner having added to his gold in London last year.
The imperious Saturday feat made him change the records making him the only second athlete, after Kamoga to make the podium at both the Olympic Games and World Championships.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Kawowo Sports