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Our finishing has to improve - Ayeko


Thomas Ayeko admits Ugandan athletes must improve their finishing if they are to challenge for medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games that will be staged in the Australian coastal city of Gold Coast

Ayeko wins bronze at African Cross Country Championships


In what was a thrilling finish in the senior men’s race, Ayeko broke away and was destined for gold until the last 50 metres

Commonwealth: Muhoozi tips Goldcoast-bound athletes


This year, Australia hosted the celebrations since it’s the host of the Commonwealth Games where Uganda will be represented by 69 athletes in 11 sports

Ugandan athletics’ dilemma and lessons for 2018 Commonwealth travails


As coach, he has been credited for a role in the rise of Stephen Kiprotich, the world and Olympic marathon champion

Ajok breaks Namboole record enroute to CWG


Mercyline Chelangat didn’t break any records on this occasion, but was happy to win her 10,000 metres race with an improved time of 31:38.4

Kipsiro hopes for big marathon season


The 2009 World Cross Country Silver medalist is hoping for a change soon

Chelangat, Ayeko shine at National Cross Country


Philip Kipyeko, the 2016 winner, was obviously disappointed to finish behind Thomas Ayeko as they had planned to cross the line together only for the time keepers to find him 2 micro-seconds late

All eyes on Cheptegei in Saturday’s Cross country


The 21-year-old World Championship 10,000m silver medallist already qualified for the Commonwealth Games in April but the athletics governing body, UAF, is keen to assess the fitness of their distance runners

Kiplimo recovery process continues


The 2014 Commonwealth bronze medallist had registered a big improvement from 2:15:35 when he came sixth at the Lyon Marathon in France last October

Commonwealth Games place remain elusive


During Saturday’s time trials at Namboole, apart from the inadequate organisation that saw short distance runs curtailed because of lack of a gun, the action on the track was also wanting

Kiplimo wants more than recovery at Beip-Oita Marathon


About three years ago, Abraham Kiplimo was among Uganda’s top three marathoners. He had elevated to that stage having had consistent performances including winning Commonwealth bronze after being tripped in wet conditions on the streets of Glasgow, Scotland in 2014

Africell Run to spearhead needy children fundraiser for five years


The charity event that saw over 200 participants compete in the 5km, 10km and 20km races was flagged off by the Bishop of Lango Diocese Alfred Olwa under the theme ‘Run to educate a bright but needy Lango child’

Athletics: Otucet plans to lure fans as he seeks re-election


As he seeks the third term in office in today’s polls, Otucet told Daily Monitor that he wants to reposition athletics to be able to get fans follow their activities in numbers

Athletes of the year: No. 35-31


How we ranked the 50 athletes for 2017

Athletes, swimmers ready to race amidst continued work on facilities


Police can only finish the first half of the season top if they win the next two matches and SC Villa and KCCA, who resume action tomorrow lose

Rugby 7s remain work in progress


Coach Tolbert Onyango has set his charges a target of becoming a core sevens nation in 2019. To make achieve the feat, Uganda Sevens will need the enthusiastic support of all relevant stakeholders.

Daily Monitor’s Kyeyune is Sports Journalist of the Year


Kyeyune, who majors in covering athletics, golf, cricket, pool and football, was crowned as 2017’s best for his big impact in sports reporting this year

Athletics’ best Cheptegei targets more glory in 2018


Bar the unfortunate instance where he vanished from first to finish 30th at the World Cross-country Championships on March 26 in Kololo, Cheptegei made the top four places in all the other races this year.

Kiprotich finishes second in Fukuoka marathon


The 2012 Olympic gold medalist registered a time of 2:07:10, while Norway's Sondre Moen was the fastest in the race

Sea of Yellow


UAF already provided technical expertise for the pre-cursor MTN half-marathon in Mbale on October 22 as well as the wheelchair races last weekend

200 elite runners to compete in MTN Kampala Marathon


“We have less than four days to the Marathon and preparations are on track. We have 200 elite runners who have so far registered to participate,” Otuchet told journalists

Prize money increased for Kampala marathon


The new amount is Shs6m more than the Shs14m Bernard Cheptoch and Kenya’s Japyator Kimayie won for topping the marathon in the men and women races respectively last year.

Kiprotich for Fukuoka Marathon


Two months ago, the Ugandan marathoner stepped out of camp in Kaptagat, Kenya after he lost his mother on September 7

Tuku Africa launched in Uganda ahead of Great Ethiopian Run


Patrick Kluivert scored arguably the most gorgeous goal in Namboole during that visit but on the wider scale, his contingent visited Uganda’s tourist sites

Tributes continue to flow in for fallen Nuwagaba


He spent better parts of Saturday and Sunday - well outside formal working hours - at the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) offices at Lugogo