Ronald Musagala Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Uganda’s middle distance runner Ronald Musagala set a new 1500m National Record on Friday.

Musagala was running at the IAAF Diamond League Athletissima meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland.

He came fifth in a hotly contested race in which Kenyan Timothy Cheruiyot set a Meeting Record of 3:28.77, followed by Jakob Ingebrigtsen who ran a personal best of 3:30.16 and Ayanleh Souleiman (3:30.79) and Filip Ingebrigtsen (3:30.82) both who recorded season-best times.

Musagala crossed the finish line a time of 3:31.33, which is also his Personal Best.

Joshua Cheptegei

Meanwhile, 2018 Commonwealth Games double gold medalist Joshua Cheptegei ran his season best in the 5000m on the the same track. Cheptegei recorded a time of 13:03.59 to finish fourth in a race Ethiopia claimed a 1-2-3.

The other Ugandan athlete who featured at the event, Halimah Nakaayi, also ran a season-best, crossing the line in a time of 1:59.97. Nakaayi was 43 microseconds behind winner Nelly Jepkosgei.

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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