KUSURO Geofrey < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Uganda   
Gender Men
Born 12 Feb 1989
Height1.68 m
Weight 58 kg
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He developed an interest in running in 2002 while at school.
Why this sport? "I liked running more than anything else. Where I grew up is very mountainous. You can't walk 100m without meeting a hill. I think that is what helped me while growing up. Every time I woke up late for school, I had to go running non-stop."
Club / Team Arua: Uganda
Name of coach Benjamin Longiross [national]
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for Uganda
Tournament World Cross Country Championships
Location Amman
General Interest
Injuries In 2010 he fell sick a few days before the start of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi and had to withdraw from the team. (iaaf.org, 29 Jul 2011)
Famous relatives His sister Viola Chemos won a silver medal at the 2009 National Cross Country Championships.
(iaaf.org, 29 Jul 2011)
Ambitions To improve his family's life by winning at high profile competitions. (iaaf.org, 29 Jul 2011)
Other information NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first Ugandan to win gold at the World Mountain Running Championships when he triumphed in 2009 in Italy. (iaaf.org, 29 Jul 2011)

He started as a cross country athlete and moved to track. He did not get many races in track so he turned his focus to mountain running. "Mountain running is a very interesting event. At first I had second thoughts about it but I decided to take on the challenge." (iaaf.org, 29 Jul 2011)