The coronavirus lockdown has ruined the plans of many athletes around the world. DW reporter Julius Mugambwa met Ugandan runners Joshua Cheptegei and Halima Nakaayi, who hope to get back on track as soon as possible. In February this year, Cheptegei lowered the 5km world record with a time of 12 minutes 51 seconds, breaking the sub 13 minutes barrier. The 10,000m world champion improved on Kenyan Rhonex Kipruto's previous best of 13min 18sec made early this year in Valencia.
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