Two Uganda’ Police Officers IP Joshua Cheptegei and IP Stella Chesang have won gold in the men’s and women’s categories respectively at the NN Zevenheuvelenloop (Seven Hills Race) in Nijmegen Netherlands.
Cheptegei and Chesang were both promoted to the rank of Inspector of Police last in April this year just after their stint at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.
President Museveni and First Lady Janet Kataaha hosted them to a luncheon at State House Entebbe promising to pay them Shs5m per month salary.
On Sunday, the duo once again won gold Netherlands.
Cheptegei broke the world 15km record with 41:03, setting a new record.
In October, Cheptegei and Chesang won gold in the FNB Durban 10km City Run.
Cheptegei beat his last year’s record when he finished within 27 minutes and 16 seconds – the fastest 10km ever run on South African soil.
Stella Chesang took the women’s race at the City Surf Run in Durban, clocking 31:12 minutes to break the South Africa’s 10km all-comers record.