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Oscar Chelimo wins world 5,000m bronze medal for Uganda

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Uganda’s Oscar Chelimo has won bronze after finishing third in the men’s 5000m final at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.

Chelimo finished strong at 13:10.20 with a season’s personal best time. Chelimo, Jacob Kiplimo’s elder brother, won the first heat in 13:24.24 to qualify for the final.

Uganda’s Oscar Chelimo

Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen

Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen

Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen won gold in the 5000m men’s final with an impressive run of 13:09.24 to win the title ahead of Kenya’s Jacob Krop, who finished strong for silver in 13:09.98.

Defending champion, Joshua Cheptegei was 9th in 13:13.12.

 

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