KAMPALA – When one talks about the name Joshua Cheptegei, Uganda comes to play because of his steadfastness in the athletics fraternity.
Come Wednesday, October 7, 2020, Cheptegei is all geared up in attempt to break news by re-writing history that was set 16 years ago in the men’s 10,000 metres by Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopian Origin with record time of 26:17:53.
The much anticipated long distance track race will be hosted at Turia Stadium Valencia in Spain as one International year ender meets.
This time around, the support is coming through prior and MTN Uganda is championing the campaign and calls upon Ugandans to join the initiative.
Recently, On August 13, 2020 at the Diamond League Meet in Monaco, Cheptegei posted a race time of 12:35.36 faster than Bekele’s 12:37.35 and was rewarded UGX.123,536,000 million together with symbolic voice minutes, data and SMS of his time.
By press time, Somdev Sen, MTN Uganda’s Chief Marketing Officer said that they are rallying support for Cheptegei as he attempts to make history.
“Considering how important this record will be for Uganda’s image and the athletics fraternity. He has given us reason to believe in him and we owe him our support as he proudly flies our flag.” Added Sen.
An online campaign is underway till the October 7, 2020 to encourage and show our support all the way.
The subscribers shall post their prediction of Chepetegei’s finish time on social media pages under hashtags #GoodTogether, #NNValenciaWRDay and the first customer to post the closest finish time will win the equivalent to the time run by Cheptegei from the telecom giant.
The company has been a part of grass root development of athletics in Uganda and salutes all the big strides the sport is achieving.
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