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PHOTOS: M7 Hosts Golden Kiprotich

Assistant Superitendant of Police, Moscow Golden medalist Stephen Kiprotich is hosted to a sumptuous luncheon by President Yoweri Museveni, at the president’s country home in Rwakitura. PPU PHOTO.

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.

Team Uganda poses for a photo with President Yoweri Museveni and Jessica Alupo, the Minister of Education and Sports. PPU PHOTO

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.

Assistant Superitendant of Prisons and IAAF 2013 Marathon winner Stephen Kiprotich (R) with team Uganda at Rwakitura. PPU PHOTO.

He won the medal last Saturday in 2 hours 09 minutes and 1 second.

Team Uganda after being introduced by the President Uganda Athletics Federation, Domenic Otucet at Rwakitura. PPU PHOTO.

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.

President Yoweri Museveni (C), Minister of Education and Sports Jessica Alupo (L) and gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich at the president’s country home in Rwakitura. PPU PHOTO.

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.

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