Kiplangat Wins 42KM Marathon At World Athletics Championship

Uganda secured its second gold medal at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, Hungary after Victor Kiplangat won the 42km marathon race.

The 23-year-old and 2023 Commonwealth gold medalist completed the race on Sunday in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 53 seconds. Maru Teferii from Isreal crossed the finishing line in second place in 2:09:5 while Ethiopia’s Leul Gebresilase was third recording a time of 2:09:57.

Stephen Kissa, another Ugandan athlete secured 5th position with a time of 2:10:22, while Andrew Rotich dropped out of the race after 30 kilometers.

“This was God’s timing to make me shine at such an incredible athletics event, so all the glory is back to him,” said an overjoyed Kiplangat.

Benjamin Njia, vice president technical at Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) says Kiplangat’s performance was spectacular. “We are so happy for winning a second gold for our country,” said Njia. A few days ago Joshua Cheptegei won gold in the 10,000m race.

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