Namayo Mawerere, the UAF publicity secretary said Cheptegei will join other local athletes and others from Kenya in the national Trials. Many of the athletes will be all out to try and hit qualifying times for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
UAF has been struggling to secure Namboole as a venue for the competition. It failed twice to organize the first and second National trails although the third national trails were organized at Uganda Christian University.
In January, the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) called off the First National Track and Field Trials due to the lack of a venue. The event had been scheduled originally at Namboole Stadium or Kyambogo University’s grass track.