Olympic champion Joshua Cheptegei was the best athlete at the Firtebet Real Super Star of the year Awar held in Kololo.
Cheptegei who bagged Olympic gold and silver medals in the 5,000m and 10,000m respectively was announced the winner by Rev. Can Duncan Mugumya the commissioner of physical education and sports in the Ministry of Education and Sports says recognition of athletes motivates them.
Cheptegei beat rally driver Yasin Nasser, golfer Irene Nakalembe and cricketer Riazat Shah Ali to the award.
The Uganda Police Force athlete had previously won three monthly Real Stars accolade