By Dorothy Nekesa
The Uganda Sports Press Association assembly unanimously voted athlete Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei as Nile Special USPA sports personality for the month of October, 2019.
This was on Monday November,4,2019 during the monthly assembly which doubled as the Annual General Assembly that plaited Cheptegei, the long distance runner.
He claimed Gold in the men’s 10,000m at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar on October,6,2019.
He posted 26:48:36, the best mark achieved world over this season brushing off challenge from 18 other athletes who included Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha who came second winning silver with 26:49:34 (Personal Best) while Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto finished third to take bronze in 26:50:32.
Other October excellent commendations included Rower Kathleen Grace Noble, Golfer Joseph Cwynaai, Pool Queen, Arthur Blick Junior & George Ssemakula (Motorsport), Golfers Titus Okwong and Daniel Baguma.