Stephen Kiprotich has done it in Rio de Janiero, becoming the first athlete from Uganda to win gold medal in the 2016 Olympic Games.
Stephen Kiprotich completed the marathon in 1:58. A new world record.
“I’m very happy,” he told reporters. “To be honest, I came here for the gold medal, but it’s crazy. I’m so happy for myself, my team, my coach and my country. I am very satisfied achieving the ultimate. It means a lot to me especially when I competed with the best” he concluded.