Uganda’s Star athlete Jacob Kiplimo has once again made Uganda proud when set the world record in a half Marathon race at the EDP Lisbon Half Marathon today in Portugal.
The long distance sensational crossed the finishing line in a time of 57:31 at the World Athletics Label road race in Portugal to claim the lead and become the fastest man in history over the 13.1-mile race.
Kiplimo broke Kenya’s Kibiwott Kandie record of 57:32 he set on 6th December 2020 at the half marathon held during the Valencia Marathon. He just took one second off Kibiwott’s record
Ethiopia’s Esa Huseyidin Mohamed crossed the finishing line in second place with a time of 59:39, just ahead of compatriot Gerba Beyata Dibaba.
Kiplimo who finished 3rd in the 0,000m and 5th at the 5000m race at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year, started the race well and finished in style.
The 21-year-old passed through 15km in 40:27, the fastest time ever recorded for the distance and indicative of a sub-57-minute finish.
Kiplimo won the 2020 World Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland with a time of 58:49.