Nija Benjamin, Coach

Biography

Coach Nija Benjamin

Coach Nija Benjamin

Head Coach

High Altitude Training of Arizona welcomes coach BENJAMIN NJIA as Head Coach of the Elite Team. 

BENJAMIN NJIA is a IAAF certified coach by IAAF, head coach for the UAF police camp, manager of the Ugandan National Team and a lifelong athlete with elite experience in distances 800-21k. 

Achievements

  • Lead the UAF National Team at Rio Olympic Games 2016. 
  • Guided Joshua Cheptegei to a 2017 World Championship Silver in the 10,000m, and again in 2019, Njia brought Cheptagai to a Gold medal in 10,000m at the World Championships. 
  • National coach for the Ugandan World Cross Country Team,  winning an individual Gold in Junior Men , and Team Uganda came second (Silver) overall.
  • Coached Team Uganda for the Gold Coast 2018 Common Wealth Games, winning three medals – two Gold and one Bronze.
  • Coached Team Uganda for World Cross Country 2019 and won Gold (Cheptagai) and Silver in senior men and a Team Gold, with an excellent performance from the Junior men’s team, taking Bronze and coming fourth in the Junior women’s division.

Statistics

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COUNTRY:  Uganda

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