By UG Reports
Long distance runner Victor Kiplangat has won Uganda her first ever Marathon gold at the Commonwealth games.
Kiplagat ran a fastest time of 2:10:55 to clinch gold in Birmingham on Saturday.
Alfred Simbu (Tanzania) and Kenya’s Michael Githae came second and third as East Africa completed a medal sweep.
It’s the best placement for Uganda at this stage after Solomon Mutai clinched Silver at the 2018 games in Gold Coast.
Stephen Kiprotich won 2012 London Olympics and 2013 World Championships titles but no Ugandan had ever won a gold medal marathon at Commonwealth Games before Saturday.
It’s the first medal for Uganda at the ongoing games, and medal number 56 overall (17th gold) at the games competed for by former British colonies.
The Pearl of Africa will feel it’s the first of many medals the team of about 72 members can garner in Birmingham.
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