Gold Medalist Chesang Lands Cape Town Invite

Uganda’s Stella Chesang will travel to South Africa to take part in the FNB Cape Town 12 Onerun slated for May 20th.

Timothy Masaba, the administrator at the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) confirmed to URN on Tuesday that Chesang has been invited for the event to run in the 12kn run. “It is good for her to use such runs to improve on the speed,” added Masaba.

Chesang won a gold medal in the 10,000m race at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Uganda Police recognized her efforts by promoting her to the rank of Inspector of Police (IP) together with Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei and Mercyline Chelangat.

She made her debut in a top international event in 2013 at the World Youth Athletics Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine, but did not perform well in the 5,000m trace.

In 2015 she finished fourth in the 5,000m final of the World Junior Championships in Oregon, USA. She followed it with a bronze medal in the same 5,000m race at the 2015 Africa Junior Championships in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The same year she won the senior women’s race at the World Mountain Running Championships in Wales.


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