Another win for Uganda’s gold medalist, Joshua Cheptegei comes through as he is to wed his longtime partner this weekend.
The World record holder of 5000m and 10,000m is set to be introduced by long-time fiancée Caro Yeko Kamari after 7 years into the relationship.
The two are said to have met in 2014 when Cheptegei hadn’t reached his levels of success yet but it seems Kamari had already seen potential in him.
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According to Kamari, Joshua proposed that same year when he was still renting a one-roomed house because he couldn’t hold to lose her.
”A lot has changed since as my husband’s medal cabinet is all decorated but nonetheless has remained very likable character wise,” She added on.
Joshua Cheptegei is a reigning world champion (Doha 2019) and Olympic silver and gold medalist (Tokyo 2020).
The practicing Civil engineer is set to introduce Uganda’s most decorated and celebrated sports personality of all time on October 30th before her parents at her ancestral home in Cheborom village, Kaptuum Parish in Kween District.
Joshua Cheptegei Background
Born 12 September 1996, Cheptegei is a Ugandan long-distance runner, Olympic Gold Medalist (5000m), World Champion (10,000m), World Cross Country Champion, and World Record Holder.
Cheptegei is the tenth man in history to hold the 5,000 m and 10,000 m world records concurrently, both set in 2020.
Cheptegei became the silver medalist in 2017 in the 10,000 metres event at the World Championship in London.
The following year in 2018, he set a world record for the 15 km road race and became the cross country world champion in 2019.
Last year, the athlete while at a road race in Monaco, set a new world road 5 km record of 12:51, breaking through the event’s 13-minute barrier.
It took him 9 seconds from the previous best time of 13:00, set by Kenya’s Sammy Kipketer in 2000
In August the same year at the same event, he set a new 5000 metres world record of 12:35.36.
This boke Kenenisa Bekele’s 16-year-old world record of 12:37.35 set in Hengelo.
On 7 October 2020, in Valencia, he set a world record time of 26:11.00 in the 10000 meters
He again improved on Kenenisa Bekele’s 15-year-old record by more than 6 seconds.
At the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games (held in the summer of 2021), he won Olympic Gold in the 5000m, and Silver in the 10,000m.
We wish the couple the best out of their marriage and we’ll be bringing you the pictorial of their wedding.