There is too much information on the front page (April 1st) which makes it hard to locate this piece of information if it exists but just in case it doesn't appear, it seems that Cheptegei had visited the course prior to the championship.
It now makes sense.
Unlike Kenya where no effort was put into surveying the course to get the true picture of what the athletes would face, the Ugandans were very ready.
Joshua Cheptegei happened to be in Europe and wisely decided to visit the course and that is when he realised that there was going to be an uphill battle (literally).
Together with his manager, they specifically trained for the hills for FIVE WEEKS prior to the championships. By then, the Kenyan championships hadn't even taken place.
Just watching the race, it immediately became clear that the Kenyans were not 'pulling' up the hill to use a motoring terminology. There was no torque.
It was evident right from the mixed relay race. Something was terribly amiss.
The Ugandan runner's Danish manager is now revealing how they prepared for the race and it paid dividends.