Team Uganda for the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships due March 26 at Kololo Independence Ceremonial Ground, Kampala has been named.
Experienced Timothy Toroitich will captain Uganda’s team that has 28 athletes.
Emily Chebet is the assistant captain and women captain.
World and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich as well as 2014 World Junior 10000m and 2015 Africa Cross Country Junior champion Joshua Cheptegei are also on the team that has a number of Uganda’s best runners.
Dorcus Ajok has been fixed in the mixed relay team where she will team up with Ronald Musagala, Winnie Nanyondo and Geoffrey Ruto, paving away for an extra space in the Senior Women category taken by Emily Chebet.
The national squad has been in two months residential training in Bukwo and Kapchorwa under the watchful eye of a technical team led by Benjamin Longiross (Head Coach), Francis Demayi (Assistant Head Coach), Benjamin Njia (Assistant Coach), Grace Chesang (Coach) and Peter Chelangat (Team Manager).
Uganda has been represented four-times in the prestigious World Cross Country championship.
U-20: Women Peruth Chemutai, Esther Chekwemoi, Sarah Chelangat, Janat Chemusto, Adha Munguleya, Scallet Chemos
U-20 Men Jacob Kiplimo, Titus Kwemoi Given, Victor Kiplangat, Elisha Chemutai, Kevin Kibet, Mathew Chekwurui Reserve Anthony Ayeko and Abel Chebet.
Senior Women Mercyline Chelangat, Racheal Zena Chebet, Chesang Stella, Chesang Doreen, Doreen Chemutai, Chebet Emilly Reserve Chebet Annet
Senior Men: Joshua Kipurui Cheptegei, Phillip Kipkeko, Abdalla Kibet Mande, Timothy Toroitich, Stephen Kiprotich, Stephen Kissa Reserve Fred Musobo and Mande Bushendich
Mixed Relays: Nanyondo Winnie, Ruto Geoffrey Kipkorir, Ajok Dorcus, Musagala Ronald and Reserve Chebet Esther and Abu Mayanja.