By Dorothy Nekesa

There was no merry making for world champion and 5000m record holder Joshua Cheptegei on his arrival in Uganda from Monaco.

Cheptegei arrived on Sunday at Malaba Boarder where he was tested for COVID -19 and left to proceed to his home village in Kapchorwa after finding him negative.

Cheptegei believes that the IAAF Diamond League victory in Monaco is a big boost to him ahead of next year’s 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo Japan.

‘’This victory is good for my country, but it is a boost for me as I prepare for next year’s Olympic Games,” Cheptegei said.

The two-time Nile Special USPA Sports Personality of the year posted 12:35:36 at the Stade Louis II in Monaco, smashing the 16-year old record of 12:37.35 set by Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia.

 He was received by Tororo Deputy Resident District Commissioner Yahaya Were at Malaba Boarder having returned by road from Nairobi.

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