Save for well-wishers who would want to donate to Kampala region public schools towards attaining clean water and sanitation, Uganda Athletics Federation said they expect elite athletes to take part in the MTN Kampala Marathon taking place on 22nd November.
Dominic Otuchet the Uganda Athletics Federation president revealed that save for athletes who are vying for a slot to represent Uganda at the World Half Marathon to be held in UK, March next year, athletes like Moses Kipsiro will be part of the marathon.
“Elite athletes like Kipsiro are expected because they are preparing for the Olympics games next year,” said Otuchet, adding that Kipsiro would want to go there prepared.
“He has been in Europe trying to be part of each and every marathon to keep fit and tested so I hope even this MTN Kampala marathon will be a real test for him and I expect him to take part,” Added stated.
“Competing alongside athletes vying for a slot on the national team can really give you a test these world class athletes look for before stepping on big stage like Olympics and that gives me more hope for much more elite athletes,” added Otuchet.
Registration is still going on by use of mobile money and first part of registration will be ending on 8th November. For Uganda athletics federation so far they said they have confirmed entries for more than 30 athletes who will compete for a national team slot in MTN – Kampala marathon.