On Saturday morning the 8th of April 2018, 21-year-old Ugandan long distance runner Joshua Cheptegei won Gold at the ongoing 2018 edition of the Common Wealth Games taking place in Gold Coast, Australia.
Joshua beat his contenders in the men’s 5,000 metres race to the gold medal which was also Uganda’s first medal in the games in a time of 13 minutes 50 seconds and 83 microseconds.
Today makes 5 days after his win and a few hours ago, Cheptegei has done it for himself and Uganda again but this time in a longer race (Men’s 10,000 metres). He has bagged his second Commonwealth gold and this has been named the second-fastest time in the event’s history. He ran in 27 minutes, 19 seconds and 62 microseconds.
The 21-year-old who was born in Kapsewui village in Kapchorwa district proved his worth beating his closest challenger, Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed, who had to settle for silver whereas Kenya’s Rodgers Kwemoi came in third to take bronze and Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo finished fourth. All this happened in Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast
Long distance running is Cheptegei’s thing. He won silver in the 10,000 metres race in the IAAF World Championships that happened in London in 2017, Eight months later, the world has seen him win 2 Gold medals in Common Wealth Games
Social media is already on fire with many users congratulating Cheptegei over his second win
— Janet K Museveni (@JanetMuseveni) April 13, 2018