UGANDA BRACES FOR IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY FETE

UGANDA BRACES FOR IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY FETE

2b4c6b41-8bf5-49f1-8cee-b76bf3fe8e7fAll is set as Uganda looks to host the IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2017. The event that is scheduled to take place on Sunday 26th March is dubbed to be the biggest sports event the for the nation to host. Uganda is embarking on initiative to boost it tourism and open its doors to the world through all sectors. The Pearl of Africa is blessed with the great mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, classic wildlife, 1057 bird species and diverse cultures. This makes it a prime destination for anyone looking for true African safari. The country has also moved to improve its sports tourism with hosting high profile sports events. The government is also establishing a state of the art high altitude training centre in Kapchorwa District. The centre now hosts the Team Uganda camp. Team Uganda is led by Timothy Torotich a seasoned athlete and backed by the experience of Olympic gold medalist of Stephen Kiprotich. Stephen joined his teammates in Kapchorwa after a training spree in Kenya.

His excellency Yoweri Museveni experienced utmost excitement about the event and guaranteed all participants that their security is high priority. About 60 nations have confirmed attendance for the fete that will attract about 553 athletes. Among the guests is IAAF President Sebastian Coe is expected to attend to climax the event. The IAAF has also made contributions of up to 2 billion towards the organisations.

Philip Kipyeko (Silver) Joshua Cheptegei (gold) and Abdallah Mande (bronze pause after being crowned at the National cross country championships at Kololo Independence Grounds January 14, 2016. By Norman Katende

The IAAF World Cross Country Championships athletes are also encouraged to take to wild to see what else what the country has to offer. The athletes have opportunity to enjoy gorilla tracking in Uganda, wildlife safaris in the ten national parks and birding safaris. The last faction of the athletes arrives in the country Tuesday.

Uganda will become the African nation to host the event and all is expected to be a smooth ride as various nationalities get ready to lock horns in Kampala.

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