Jacob Kiplimo breaks world half-marathon report in Lisbon

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Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo set a brand new world half-marathon report on the EDP Lisbon Half Marathon on Sunday, breaking the previous report set by Kenya’s Kibiwott Kandie by just one second. The world half-marathon champion gained the race by greater than two minutes, breaking the tape in 57:31.

Cheptegei misses 3K WR in Ostrava, Kiplimo blazes to Seventh-fastest 10,000m run in historical past

Kiplimo has been having a giant 12 months, coming off of a bronze-medal end within the 10,000m at this summer time’s Olympic Video games in Tokyo. He dropped the remainder of the sector early within the race, and ran a lot of the first 5K on his personal in 13:40. By the 10-kilometre mark, he was already a minute forward of the remainder of the pack. He saved up the tempo, clocking 40:27 for 15K, the quickest time ever recorded for the gap. He was on tempo to be the primary individual to run beneath 57 minutes for the half-marathon, however with no different runners to work with, he fell barely off the tempo however nonetheless managed to eke out a brand new world report (though the report has but to be ratified by World Athletics).

Whereas the chase pack was far behind Kiplimo, it was nonetheless a really deep area, with 9 males ending in beneath 60 minutes. Esa Huseyidin Mohamed of Ethiopia completed greater than two minutes behind Kiplimo in 59:39 for second place, simply barely forward of his fellow countryman Gerba Beyata Dibaba, who was additionally given third place in the identical ending time.

Tsehay Gemechu of Ethiopia gained the ladies’s race in 1:06:06, adopted by Kenya’s Daisy Cherotich and Joyce Chepkemoi in 1:06:15 and 1:06:19, respectively. For the complete record of outcomes, click on right here.


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