Uganda's Sarah Chelangat has set a new national record in the half marathon distance in Copenhagen on August 17.
The sole Ugandan athlete at the event, Chelangat finished eighth after running 1:07:5 with a respectable pace of 3:14 min/km in a field dominated by Kenyans and Ethiopians.
Annet Chemengich Chelangat and Belinda Chemutai are the women athletes representing Uganda in the half marathon in Latvia.
In Copenhagen, Kenya swept the podium with a 1-2-3 finish. Irine Cheptai won gold, clocking 1:05:53 ahead of Winfridah Moseti, who clocked 1:06:40 to finish second.
Jesca Chelangat completed the podium after timing 1:07:03 to cross the line.
Ethiopia's Hawi Feysa, primed for glory in the race, faded to finish fourth in a time of 1:07:18.
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Uganda's long-distance star, Jacob Kiplimo, is set to defend his World Half Marathon World Record, as confirmed by Pulse Sports Uganda.
All focus turns to the 2023 World Road Running Championships , where Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo hopes to defend his title in the half marathon.
He holds the men's half-marathon world record with a time of 57:31, set on November 21, 2021, during the Lisbon Half Marathon.