Jacob Kiplimo Wins Great North Run

Uganda’s long distance runner Jacob Kiplimo ran a controlled race to come fastest at the Great North Run over the weekend.

The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world, taking place annually in North East England each September.

Participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields.

Kiplimo became the first Ugandan to win the race, clocking 59:33.

It’s another impressive show for Kiplimo who recently won two gold medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Two Ethiopians Olympic 10,000m champion Selemon Barega and Kenenisa Bekele completed the podium places.

Two-time Olympic 5,000m silver medallist Hellen Obiri defended her title in the Women’s race in a time of one hour seven minutes.

Peres Jepchirchir (Kenya) was second ahead of Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana finished third.

Men Top Five:

1 Jacob Kiplimo UGA 59:33
2 Selemon Barega ETH 60:39
3 Kenenisa Bekele ETH 61:01
4 Suguro Osako JPN 61:05
5 Brett Robinson AUS 62:06

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