Uganda’s long distance runner Jacob Kiplimo has broken another world record after winning the half marathon in Lisbon, Portugal.
Competing in the Lisbon Half Marathon, Kiplimo crossed the finishing line in 57:31 to break the record.
The 20-year-old averaged 2 minutes, 43 seconds per kilometer to take one second from the previous record (57:32) held by Kibiwott Kandie of Kenya.
Kiplimo produced a one of the greatest solo races in the history of distance running.
He dropped the lead pack from the start and went through the first 5km in a blazing 13:40.
At the 10km the Tokyo Olympics 10,000m bronze medalist clocked 27:05, and then he recorded 40:27 at the 15km, the fastest time ever recorded for the distance.
Kiplimo’s previous half marathon personal best was also set at the 2020 race in Valencia, where he clocked 57:37 as he finished second.
He triumphed by more than two minutes over Ethiopia’s Tsehay Gemechu in Lisbon.
The sportsmen and women have continued to set Uganda on the SPORTS HALL OF FAME with several Gold medals coming to the country in the past months and years.
Kiplimo’s latest world record is a great achievement for Uganda and has again made the country very proud.
EDP Lisbon half marathon results
- Jacob Kiplimo (UGA) – 57:31 WR
2. Huseydin Mohamed Esa (ETH) – 59:39
3. Gerba Beyata Dibaba (ETH) – 59:39
4. Hillary Kipkoech (KEN) – 59:41
5. Ibrahim Hassan Bouh (DJI) – 59:41
6. Milkesa Menhgesa Tolosa (ETH) – 59:48