Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni on Friday afternoon hosted the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) 2013 marathon winner Stephen Kiprotich to a sumptuous luncheon at his country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura district, western Uganda.
Kiprotich who is also Assistant Superitendant of Prisons won a gold medal in last weekend’s 42km marathon at the IAAF World Championship held in the Russian capital Moscow.
He won the medal last Saturday in 2 hours 09 minutes and 1 second.
It was Kiptrotich’s second gold in less than two years following his record breaking win in the 2012 London Olympics men’s marathon where he bagged a gold medal, the country’s first in four decades.
Besides winning a gold medal, Kiprotich also pocketed a cool Shs150m as prize money.
Kiprotich also proved to the world that he didn’t fluke a Gold medal in the 2012 London Olympic Marathon after bagging another medal at a World event in Moscow on Saturday afternoon.