Jacob Kiplimo wins gold for Uganda in world half marathon

Uganda’s long distance runner Jacob Kiplimo has won gold at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships 2020.

The marathon took place in Gdynia, Poland on Saturday.

Kiplimo posted 58:49 to break the championship record while Joshua Cheptegei finished fourth with a personal best of 59:21.

Kenya’s Kibiwott Kandie made 58:54 to walk away with the silver medal while Ethiopia’s Amedework Walelegnwhile crossed after 59:08 to win bronze.

In the team standings, Kenya regained their title in 2:58:10 from Ethiopia (2:58:25) and Uganda (2:58:39) in third place. All three teams finished inside the previous championship record.

The race that saw 28 men finishing inside 61 minutes began with quite a slow pace for the first half but Kiplimo who visibly looked very comfortable cranked it up in the final quarter.

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