Uganda’s Kiplimo breaks men-only world record at World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

Uganda’s Kiplimo breaks men-only world record at World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

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The absence of four-time champion Geoffrey Kamworor proved detrimental as Kenya relinquished the World Half Marathon men’s title as Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo clinched the crown in a new Championship Record time of 58:49.

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Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo wins the #WorldHalfMarathon in a Championship Record and Nations Record time of 58:49 in Gdynia
Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo wins the #WorldHalfMarathon in a Championship Record and Nations Record time of 58:49 in Gdynia, Poland.
Joshua Cheptegei with a PB of 59:21 finished 4th while Victor Stephen finished 16th and Stephen Kissa 19th to secure a Team Bronze.
The women’s team 🇺🇬finished fourth with Juliet Chekwel in a National Record of 1:08.44 finishing 14th, Doreen Chemutai 17th, Doreen Chesang 30th and Rachael Zena Chebet 57th.
Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo makes history for Uganda at World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020
Jacob Kiplimo secures World Half Marathon glory for Uganda
Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo wins the World Half Marathon Championships in 58:48!
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The Ugandan Kiplimo, world half marathon champion

Kenya’s Kibiwott Kandie who is the world leader and is unbeaten in four races this year finished second in a time of 58:54 after unsuccessfully trying to keep up with the Ugandan’s pace.

The Ugandan World Cross Country silver medalist proved to have the final bit of gas in the tank, outsprinting Kandie in the final kilometre and going it all alone to take the title to Uganda.

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