Kenya is nolonger the world half marathon record holder after a Ugandan top athlete Jacob Kiplimo clocked 57:31. He broke this record which had been previously held by Kenya's Kibiwott Kandie who run the half marathon race for only 57:32 . This is only a difference of 1 second but matters alot in world Athletics.
Kiplimo broke this record today in Lisbon in the half marathon race.
"Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo has broken the world half marathon record in Lisbon. Kiplimo set a new record of 57:31 breaking the 57:32 record previously held by Kenya's Kibiwott Kandie." Sport commentator Carol Radull shared.
The 20 year old Kiplimo was followed to the finishing Line by Ethiopian Heseydin Mohammed Esa who clocked 59:39. Kenya was number 4 in this competition with Hillary Kipkoech finishing it at 59:41
See the results below:
1. 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
Kenya still carries her head high with top athletes like Eliud Kipchoge who run 42km in less than 2 hours.
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