Siwa for IAAF World Half Marathon in Cardiff

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Three athletes including Ben Siwa will represent Uganda at the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff on March 26th.

Three athletes including Ben Siwa will represent Uganda at the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff on March 26th.

The 22nd edition of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships will be an important stepping stone for many of the athletes towards the Olympic Games marathon in August.

Dominic Otuchet, President of the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) told URN on Friday  that they will send a team of three that includes;  Siwa, Filex Chemonges and Geoffrey Kusuro.

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Siwa won an event on the same course last year. The UAF President said the three athletes will all score points at the event and he is confident they will put up a good show. "We had wanted to take five athletes, but lack of enough funds is our problem," he added.

The Cardiff Half Marathon has already proved itself to be one of the biggest and best road races in the UK for the best athletes. It will be the fourth time the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships has been staged in Great Britain.