The four-time international athletics gold medalist who also won a gold medal in the 5000 meters Olympics 2020 has today called upon companies and everyone who is celebrating with him to make a contribution towards the 1.7 billion Uganda shillings ($500,000) needed to complete the Cheptegei training center in Kapchorwa.
Cheptegei lamented about his tough childhood in sports that saw him struggle to get something as simple as sports shoes. He says that in his effort to end this lamentation, he is putting up the Cheptegei training center in Kapchorwa. He says that in his early days; even a track was so hard to find. He is now in the process of completing the track training facility to change the story.