Today 24th September 2020, MTN Uganda has rewarded Ugandan long-distance runner Joshua Cheptegei a cash prize of UGX 123, 536,000.
MTN rewarded Cheptegei with UGX. 123,536,000 and 12GB of data, 35 Voice minutes, and 36 SMS every month for twelve months, all symbolic of the new world record time of 12:35.36.
Joshua Cheptegei set a new 5000 metres world record of 12:35.36, breaking Kenenisa Bekele’s 16-year old world record of 12:37.35.
MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhelleputte hand over the prize to Joshua at Mbale Resort Hotel
“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 CEO Wim Vanhelleputte.