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A first for Uganda

China Daily | Updated: 2013-08-19 06:41

A few zigzag moves near the end secured the men's marathon gold medal for Stephen Kiprotich.

The Olympic champion from Uganda used the moves to break free of Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia shortly before entering Luzhniki Stadium on Saturday at the world championships. He then cruised home, waving to the fans and slapping the palms of others as he went by.

"I am so happy that I won another medal for my country," said Kiprotich, who gave Uganda its first men's world championship gold. "Now I am Olympic and world champion."

A first for Uganda

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