Uganda’s Kiplangat set for Gent Half Marathon 2022

Uganda’s athlete Victor Kiplangat will take part in the Gent Half Marathon 2022 in Belgium.

Top athletes from around the world will take part in the Gent Half Marathon 2022 slated for March 13th.

“ I have prepared so well for the event and I am in the best form to run a very good time” said Kiplangat on Thursday before boarding an Ethiopian Airlines flight to Belgium through Addis Ababa.

He made it clear that the early races in the year will help him prepare better ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games that will run July 28th to August 8th.

Dominic Otuchet, President of the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) explained that running in the Gent Half Marathon is good for Kiplangat who is determined to have a better season and win medals for the country.

“It is always the best platform for our athletes to run against the best in the world,” added Otuchet. Another Ugandan athlete Mathew Chekwurui will also take part in the Gent Half Marathon as a pace setter for Kiplangat.

Kiplangat finished 16th at the 2020 World Half Marathon in Gdynia, Poland where he posted a season best of 1:00:29.

Early this month another Ugandan star athlete, and world Olympic gold medalist Joshua Cheptegei started his 2022 season in style by winning a 10km road run in Cannes, France.