Favourites Kenya won gold in the Mixed Relay in the first race of the 42nd edition of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.
The Kenyan team, for whom 1500m star Asbel Kiprop ran the anchor leg, barely looked in trouble under the scorching heat of Kololo airstrip despite Beatrice Chepkoech crossing the line only eight seconds ahead of Ethiopia superstar Genzebe Dibaba.
Uganda’s team of Winnie Nanyondo, Geofrey Ruto, Dorcus Ajok and Ronald Musagala came in fourth ahead of Bahrain and Morocco to narrowly miss out on the medal bracket.
Guest of honour President Museveni, who opened the Games earlier, handed out medals to Kenya, Ethiopia and Turkey.
The Championships have attracted over 500 athletes from 59 countries.
An official hoists the Ugandan flag at the kick-off of the World Cross Country Championship at Kololo Independence ground in the capital, Kampala.
- Team Kenya celebrating after their mixed relays win