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Police Officer Wins Arua MTN Kampala Marathon Run as 71 year old also completes the race

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An endless stream of runners clad in yellow vests was a sight to behold moments after the runners were flagged off for the Arua Run at the Arua Golf course grounds this morning.

By 6:30 am, anxious runners could be seen trotting from their homes to the Golf course grounds for the warm up session before hitting the 10km track.

Last year, the Telecom giant introduced the regional runs to give the athletics event a national feel. With all the 28,000 kits sold out, huge numbers of people poured in to the Golf Course grounds for a warm up session. After a 30 minute warm up, the runners were flagged off at exactly 7:28 am.

Alex Cherop, a Police officer based in Arua completed the race in 29 minutes and 5 seconds, making him the overall winner. He walked away with a cash prize of 700,000 shs. In second and third place were David Solimo and Uma Joseph respectively. They also walked away with cash prizes. In the ladies’ category, Adha Munguleya came first. She completed the race in 35 minutes and 21 seconds, winning herself 700,000shs. In Second and third place were Sharon Chepkwemoi and Annet Chebet respectively. The first eight men and women won various cash prizes.

Despite her old age 71 year old Grace Achia who walks with the aid of a walking stick completed the 10k race. Her courage to participate was bucked by her desire to contribute to the improvement of maternal health which she refers to as a very good cause.

Other runners simply participated to have fun. They could be seen stopping for photo opportunities as they covered the 10kilometres at their own pace.

At the end of the run, an awarding ceremony was held at the Golf Course grounds. The runners had an opportunity to cool off as they enjoyed entertainment from a various artistes.

Action moves to Masaka next week where the people from Masaka and surrounding areas will run to make a difference in maternal health in the region.

Last year’s regional runs were successfully conducted in Mbale, Gulu and Mbarara. This year, in the spirit of giving an opportunity to all, the runs have been taken to different districts; Soroti, Arua and Masaka towns. The regional races are now an annual feature of the MTN Marathon season. Last week, a similar run was held in Soroti town. Today, the race has been successfully concluded in Arua ahead of Next week’s run in Masaka town. Thereafter, action will be in Kampala on the 24th of this month. All the races are held under the theme; “A good reason to run” as all the proceeds will go to improving maternal health in the country.

The Telecom introduced the regional races as a way of allowing people in the regions to showcase their abilities and also to give people in the participating regions, an opportunity to contribute to the well-being of others through the causes that the MTN Run and Marathon support.

With an estimated 336 deaths per 100,000 live births, Uganda’s maternal mortality is one of the highest in the world. This explains why for the third year in a row, the Marathon will focus on improving maternal health.

Despite her advanced

Proceeds from last year’s Marathon are being used to complement efforts by the Ministry of Health to improve service delivery in 5 Health Centre IV facilities across Uganda.

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Football today results of the Champions League

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Detailed analytics of the events of the main club European tournaments allows you to place winning bets. Also, if you study the football today results, you will be able to easily identify a favourite of a competition. The bookmaker provides all the necessary information for this. Its Internet site publishes the findings of experts, as well as relevant information from sports arenas.

High odds allow you to place the most profitable bet. Predictions for football are really popular on the site. Particular attention is paid to the leading European clubs, which are known to a wide range of fans all around the world. Thanks to this platform, they are able to bet on their favourites. Also, you can share your impressions and ideas about future matches on the presented online platform.

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If you want to place a bet right now, you must first study today’s football results. The bookmaker offers the latest and most reliable information. 

Profitable betting on score live yesterday

You can monitor forecasts with the help of expert advice, who analyze performance of both participants of famous tournaments and little-known teams. When viewing score live yesterday, you can find information about such clubs as:

  • Bayern;
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  • PSG;
  • Juventus, and more.

The office is especially focused on matches of teams from Africa, but games in the Champions League are also not left without attention. You can get acquainted with the opinion of experts in the statistics section. It provides information on popular sporting events in Africa, as well as forecasts for major Champions League tournaments. This is a great opportunity to win big money without leaving home.

Football is a prestigious sport, and many athletes want to participate in such competitions, but this is not always possible. There are no rigged matches here, with the exception of some little-known clubs, who are not very interesting to the public.

All fans can access reliable yesterday live scores. Their careful study allows you to invest as profitably as possible. The data on the site are constantly updated, so changes need to be monitored constantly. The latest information about the future confrontation makes it possible to determine the optimal amount of bets.

You can join the team of professionals already today. Do this, it is enough to register an account in the reliable office and place a minimum deposit so that your betting starts to be profitable. 

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Sports Condition Across Africa

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The world of sport has ground to a halt during this pandemic. That’s one of the biggest global changes to occur, and it’s affecting countless lives, particularly those of the competitors themselves. Very few sports are still continuing at present, and on top of this, there is currently no sign of when it’s likely to start up again. To help you get a clear fix on how things are taking shape, we’re going to investigate the condition of sporting events in a few countries within Africa. 

Kenya

Kenya has taken drastic measures to help limit the spread of coronavirus as much as possible. One of the preventative measures taken was to close down all sports within the country. This has impacted some of the best betting sites in Kenya, as the number of sporting events has dropped significantly. 

While this will obviously reduce the amount of tax revenue the country has access to, and cause other economic hardship, the government obviously sees the health of its people as the more pressing issue at this time. 

In fact, the Kenyan government has taken the drastic steps of not just banning sporting events but banning all outgoing trips for athletes. Any competition that was due to take place outside of the country in the near future has either been cancelled or postponed. 

The original ban was intended to run until the end of March, but at the time of writing, there is no news as to when the ban will be lifted and when sports can start to take place again. 

Uganda

Uganda is another country taking the threat of coronavirus seriously. At the end of March, it was announced that the whole country would be placed on lockdown for two weeks. This rule was obviously put in place for the good of the general population, but it extends to sporting events as well. 

At the moment, people can’t leave the house unless they have explicit permission from a high-ranking government official. People who run vital stores, such as market traders who sell food, have been told that they are unable to return to their houses and must set up camp near to their stalls. Even pregnant women must get permission before they are allowed to enter a medical facility to give birth.

As a result of this drastic upheaval, sporting events have also been cancelled. Athletes are not exempt from the rulings and they too must stay in the house. Yoweri Museveni’s measure is extreme and ruthless, but with confirmed cases continuing to rise, it has been implemented to try and keep people as safe as possible. 

The lockdown is in place for two weeks initially, but there is no guarantee that things will go back to normal at the end of it. In fact, sporting events might still remain cancelled if the government decides that large gatherings of people should be avoided.

Burundi

Even though the vast majority of African countries are enforcing some type of lockdown and, at the very least, cancelling sporting events, Burundi hasn’t followed suit. 

Part of the reason for this is that Burundi still hasn’t had a confirmed case of coronavirus yet. Although it might appear that the small nation isn’t taking the threat seriously, it’s actually been quite forward-thinking in its attempts to avoid contamination. 

Burundi has halted the flow of people into the country since the news of the virus broke. It didn’t call up any players for its AFCON qualifier in March and asked the CAF to consider cancelling the qualifiers before any other nation did. 

The thinking behind the refusal to call up Europe-based players was due to a 14-day quarantine that all visitors from Europe to Burundi were required to undergo. On top of this, Burundi has also limited incoming air traffic just to cargo planes. 

It’s unlikely that Burundi will cancel any events that include large gatherings until there is a confirmed case. While the approach of the Burundi government has been different to that in many other countries, it would be unfair to say it’s not taking the pandemic seriously, as the quarantine rules now in place prove. 

This pandemic is clearly changing the world in different, and sometimes unnerving, ways. People may find dealing with lockdown a little more difficult without access to the sports they love for entertainment and a crucial distraction. Hopefully, the pandemic will be brought under control soon and things will return to a condition we all prefer. That includes the return of sporting events that fans enjoy so much. 

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Will Uganda continue to be the world’s fittest country?

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The health and fitness industries are booming right now.

More and more people across the world are starting to realize how important it is to stay in good shape, for themselves and for their future. Whether it’s with diets, trendy technology or superfoods, there are more ways than ever to stay in shape.

This is especially true when considering movements like veganism, or other health movements that have flipped the status quo. Nowadays, things that were once associated with healthiness – like red meat or excessive weightlifting, for example- have been pushed to the side in favor of truly beneficial things, like plant-based diets, mental health care and yoga.

Some countries have been noted as being healthier than others, which is interesting. It shows that different kinds of people value different kinds of healthy practices, and that some countries still have a lot of work to do when it comes to keeping their citizens healthy.

Today, we’re going to be taking a look at Uganda- which has been noted to be the world’s fittest country. Here at Big Eye, we’re incredibly proud of our country and the progress that it has made in the fitness world, so we wanted to take a look at this in more depth on our blog and examine how Uganda has come to be so healthy.

How is Uganda the world’s fittest country?

As stated in this BBC article, Uganda was noted as the world’s most physically active country by the World Health Organization. This study was incredibly in-depth, and it tracked the physical activity of local people across the country. The findings showed that roughly 95% of Ugandan people were in good shape and sufficiently fit, which is great to see.

Will this continue into 2020?

It’s likely that we will continue to observe Uganda as being one of the fittest countries in the world as we move into 2020. Unless a sudden surge of fitspiration takes over other countries, it’s likely that Uganda will continue to foster a healthy community.

After all, one of the main reasons why Uganda is so healthy is that fitness is integrated into people’s daily routines, as this article points out. Many people have to commute a long way by foot or do a fair bit of manual labour at work, which is one of the main reasons why people in Uganda are in such great shape.

Manual work is an important part of fitness in Uganda. As there are less mechanized solutions to manual labour in areas such as agriculture, there is more manual work to be done. This encourages a higher level of fitness within the community.

According to Kate Huber at NJGamblingFun, who spent a semester abroad in Kampala in college, “Another reason why Ugandan people are in such great shape is that there’s a growing community of joggers. Nowadays, there are big groups of people heading out on almost a daily basis to go jogging. It’s a great source of cardio, and it’s also fantastic for socializing as it is helping to build a community.”

Generally speaking, Uganda is in fantastic shape- and we’re sure to see this continuing into 2020. This impressive level of fitness doesn’t mean that we won’t see other countries following suit, either. As we move further into the year, we’re sure to see more and more countries making waves in their own communities with fitness.

To sum up

It seems that the rest of the world has a lot to learn from Uganda. There are plenty of countries all around the world who don’t even come close to this country’s physical fitness.

There are so many physically fit and healthy people in the country, and it’s inspiring to see how active the community is. Whether it’s people staying active by commuting to work or getting involved with local sports and classes, there are so many Ugandan people who are in incredible physical shape.

It’ll be fascinating to see where the fitness industry goes in 2020. With introductions of products like CBD and unique lifestyles like veganism, we’re sure to see some incredible innovations in this world as the year progresses. This article shows how many great fitness gifts and tools are available on the market right now.

Looking for a source of the latest Ugandan news? Want to stay up to date on the developments and stories shaping our culture? Big Eye is the best place to head to for Ugandan news, pop culture and blogs. Take a look here to read more of our content- if you enjoyed this blog post then we think you’ll love the others.


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Big-Hearted: Fortebet Commits 15m To Fighting Sickle Cell

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Fortebet, Uganda’s betting giant has continued to show its commitment to helping Ugandans live a better life. In this line, Fortebet has committed a whole 15 million shillings to fighting the deadly sickle cell disease.

This money was handed over to Raising Hope International Friends, an organisation that works hand-in-hand with the government of Uganda to fight the scourge. The money was handed over in two phases.

One, 10 million went to boosting the Jinja Sickle Cell Marathon 2020 that took place over the weekend. Another 5 million was handed over to the Sickle Cell clinic. “Available information indicates that 20,000 babies are born with sickle cell every year.

Unfortunately, due to inadequate treatment and care, 80% of them die before the age of 5. This is very worrying and is the main reason we came on board to save lives,” said John Nanyumba while handing over the cheque shortly after the Jinja marathon. Isaac

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