MTN Uganda has today rewarded world champion Joshua Cheptegei with a cash prize of Ugx 123,536,000. This is for his recent heroics at the Monaco Diamond League meet. In addition, where he set up a new 5000m world record of 12:35.36, thus breaking Kenenisa Bekele’s 16-year-old world of 12:37.35.
Speaking at the event, Joshua Cheptegei thanked MTN Uganda for always supporting athletics in Uganda.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank MTN Uganda for always giving in their support towards the development of Sports in Uganda,” Cheptegei said.
MTN Uganda, through their official social media wall, also thanked Josua for always representing the country out there…
“MTN Uganda has rewarded athlete Joshua Cheptegei for his recent exploits at the Monaco Diamond League meet. This is where he set a new 5000 meters world record of 12:35.36. In addition, breaking Kenenisa Bekele’s 16-year old world record of 12:37.35.
Therefore in recognition of this milestone, MTN Uganda has offered a cash prize of UGX 123, 536,000. In addition, and a telecommunication package of 12GB of data, 35 voice minutes, and 36 SMS per month for twelve months. Both prizes symbolize the new 12.35.36 world record time. Speaking at the handover ceremony at Mbale Resort Hotel, MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhelleputte paid tribute to Joshua.
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“In sport, recognizing and rewarding milestones is widely accepted as an essential motivation in getting athletes to reach their peak potential. And so, as Joshua continues to take on other sporting challenges, Uganda ought to recognize and celebrate this remarkable achievement.” MTN Uganda posted.