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Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo wins World Half Marathon

By Vision Reporter

Added 17th October 2020 03:54 PM

Pre-race favourite Joshua Cheptegei was fourth.

Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo wins World Half Marathon

The 19-year-old also set a national record. World Athletics Photo

Pre-race favourite Joshua Cheptegei was fourth.

Jacob Kiplimo has won the World Half Marathon in Gdynia, Poland, clocking a championship record of 58:49.

It was Kiplimo's second major championship medal after taking the 2017 World junior Cross Country title on home soil in Kampala.

"It was an amazing race and the course was good," Kiplimo said after the race. "I am happy I have run my personal best and Championship record."

Pre-race favourite Joshua Cheptegei was fourth. Kenya's Kibiwott Kandie finished second in 58:54 with Amdework Walelign third for Ethiopia in 59:08.

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