Ugandan long-distance runner Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei is nursing injuries after surviving a motor accident in Kapchorwa town.
The accident occurred this Saturday morning when a car rammed into his while trying to connect to the high way.
“Grateful to my GOD for saving me from a terrible accident in Kapchorwa town… another car while trying to connect to the highway lost control and hit me,” Cheptegei posted on his twitter handle.
The Gold medalist thanked the Uganda Police in Kapchorwa for intercepting the car that knocked him while trying to take off.
Adding, “I got a few injuries and little bit traumatized, but I’m not in a bad state. I thank God because it would have been bad if it wasn’t his merciful hand.”
Cheptegei, 22, is most notable as for his brilliant victories at the Commonwealth Games in Australia and his silver medal in the 10,000 metres at the 2017 World Championships in London.
The Ugandan Athlete also had a great performance when he clocked 45:15 for 10 miles in Amsterdam Dam to Damloop on 23 September and again at the Durban 10km race in South Africa where he clocked 27:16 on October 23.