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.
Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo is now the brand new world report holder for the lads’s half marathon, after operating an unimaginable 57:31!! pic.twitter.com/LVMfSWSn8u
— Justin Lagat🇰🇪 (@LagatJustin) November 21, 2021
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.
— Rise Information Uganda (@RiseNewsUganda) November 21, 2021
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.