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Kampala is ready- Tergat

Kampala is ready- Tergat

World Cross Country ambassador Paul Tergat has declared Kampala ready for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017, after going through the remodelled and challenging course.

The World Cross Country event is set for Kololo Independence grounds on March 26.

Tergat, who is in the country to promote the event and legacy programme was stunned when he was taken through the course and found it at 90% completion. He was taken around the course by the event competition director Faustino Kiwa in the company of host city Director for sport Juliet Namuddu and her deputy Ambrose Atwoko.

“This is very fine, it is not that flat course that we hear you used for the Africa Cross Country championships in 2014. It is a good challenging course with so many obstacles that will give a great scene to the spectators and a great run to the athletes,” said Tergat.

The course has two natural uphill with   a manmade depression and uphill added. It will also have six more 0.5m obstacles to make it challenging

He often stopped by to encourage the staffs that were making the final touches to ensure that course is done in time, with the grassing of the artificial obstacles being done before trying out one of the uphill.

“What is remaining is the few general things that are always completed in the last days. I am impressed with it. We are ready to go,” he said.