By Norman Katende
Goteborgsvavet Half Marathon
1 Ghirmay Ghebreselassie (ERI) 1:00:22
2 Richard Mengich (ERI) 1:00:41
3 Abraham Kiplimo (UGA) 1:01:41
World Athletics Day run
Women 100m: Glorius Kiconco (Kinoni Girls) 13.85
Women s/put: Grolius Kiconco (Kinoni Girls) 5.6m
Men 100m: Innocent Natwijuha (Mayanja Memorial) 12.51
Girls 60m: Sheila Kyobutanzi (St. Aloysius) 9.21
Girls 400m: Glorius Kiconco (Kinoni Girls) 65.1
Girls Javelin: Doreen Atuhaire (St. Aloysius) 18 m
Boys 60m: Charles Muhereza (St. Aloysius) 8.21
Boys 400m: Erias Tumwesigye (Mungonga) 57.1
Girls 60mH: Dorothy Namara (St. Aloysius) 11.48
Girls 2000m walk: Dorothy Namara (St. Aloysius) 14:10.76
Girls 800m: Ruth Ayebazibwe (Bweyegemba) 2:43.5
Boys 2000m walk: Ivan Tumwebaze (St. Aloysius) 13:38.32
ABRAHAM Kiplimo settled for a bronze medal at the world leading Goteborgsvavet Half marathon in Gothenburg, Germany on Saturday, showing improvement in his road running career.
Kiplimo, who won the 63rd Japanese Beppu Oita Mainich Marathon with a time of 2 hours 9 minutes and 23 seconds in January, showed that he has been training hard for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, as he clocked only one hour in half the distance.
It was a tight race, which saw Kiplimo keep with the front running duo of Ghirmay Ghebreselassie and Richard Mengich, both from Eritrea, having broken away from the chasing pack in the world’s leading half marathon event which attracted over 64,000 starters.
However towards the last 2km, Kiplimo could not keep up with the pace on a rough course settling for third place.
The race was aimed at helping Kiplimo measure his speed as he prepared for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and running 61 minutes in the half marathon gives Uganda’s technical wing more hope that with good conditions, he can run below 2 hours five minutes, which is an anticipated medal winning time.
Kids take part in a hurdles competition during the action at Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara. Photo by Norman Katende
In Mbarara, youngster Glorious Kiconco was the toast of the World Athletics Day celebration held at Kakyeka Stadium on Saturday.
The U17 girl from Kinoni Girls not only managed to win the 400m event in her age category but went on to win the women’s 100m races as well as shot put on an uneven track
National athletics federation head coach Abdallah Muhammad however said that the uneven track requires work to improve it for future engagements.
The race also had kids taking part in athletics.