Athletics

Jacob Kiplimo Breaks National Record at Valencia Marathon

Uganda’s long distance runner Jacob Kiplimo broke the National record having finished second in the Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Elite Edition Half Marathon on Sunday.

Kiplimo posted a time of 57:37 to break the National Record he previously set at the World Half Marathon in Gdynia, Poland (58:49) in October this year.

He finished second behind Kenyan Kibiwot Kandie who clocked 57:32 to break the World Record.

Rhonex Kipruto (57:49) and Alexander Mutiso (57:59) finished third and fourth respectively ousting Geoffrey Kamworor’s previous standing world record of 58:01.

Kiplimo also won the 5000m race at Ostrava in Czech Republic at 12:48.73 and also ran a world-leading 7:26.64 over 3000m, which is his fastest time since 2007.

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