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.
The youngster does it!
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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.