Uganda’s long distance runner Joshua Cheptegei who won a silver medal in the 10000 meter race in London recently, was received enthusiastically yesterday at Entebbe International Airport.
The 21 year old came behind Britain’s Mo Farah, on the opening day of the IAAF World Champions at Olympic stadium in Stratford, London on August 4th.
He was welcomed at Entebbe Airport by Civil Aviation Authority’s Director Airports and Aviation Security, Eng. John T. Kagoro.
Cheptegei’s silver medal is Uganda’s first medal on the track after almost a decade.
The last man to attain the feat was Moses Kipsiro in 2007.
Speaking to press upon return, the athlete said he was thrilled for the victory, but promised to perform much better in future competitions.