The gold medals of Joshua Cheptegei

Super-talented and friendly neighbor

Joshua Cheptegei has built his new family house on a hill next to our Guesthouse. Once in a while he drops by at Home of Friends, to meet his coach (Addy Ruiter), enjoy a cup of African tea with fellow Ugandan runners or to play a game of netball. At the age of 23 years, our super-talented and friendly neighbor has already harvested a bunch of golden medals.

Joshua’s golden medals

An overview of Joshua Cheptegei’s most important wins are:

  • World Champion Junior 10.000m. in Oregon (2014)

  • Winner ‘Seven Hills Run’ (2015-2018) and world record 15km. road (2018)

  • Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast 5km. and 10km. (2018)

  • World Cross Country in Aarhus (2019)

  • Diamond League Finals 5.000m. in Zurich (2019)

  • World Champion 10.000m. track in Doha (2019)

Run in the footsteps of Uganda’s running champions

Do you dream of becoming an elite runner? Kapchorwa is the cradle of Uganda’s running talent and home to 95% of Uganda’s Olympic athletes. With spectacular trails at 2.000m. and above, it is the perfect base to enhance your performance.

Home of Friends is located along major training trails and offers convenient beds, warm (solar) showers and massage. With our From Coach to Coach project we lift grassroots running talents.

Do you come and run in the footsteps of Joshua Cheptegei and other Ugandan runners?