Golden Kiplimo targets Olympic glory

DAVID GOMBE

Following his Half Marathon World championship success in Gdynia, Poland last week, Ugandan long distance runner Jacob Kiplimo has now turned his focus on next year’s Olympic games in Tokyo.

The youngster won the Half Marathon World championship in a time of 58.49 which is a Ugandan record and also a championship record.

“The journey has just started and now i am turning my focus on the Olympic games next year in Tokyo. I will need four to five months to prepare for the games next year and I am optimistic that team Uganda will yield more success.” He stated.

Kiplimo also won the 5000m run in Ostrava on 8 September in a time of 12:48.63 and improved his personal best of 13:13.64 set as a 16 year old in the 2017 Prefontaine Classic.

In the same month, Kiplimo won a Diamond League 3000 m run in Rome in a time of 7:26.64, the fastest 3000 m since Kenenisa Bekele’s 7:25.70 in August 2007.

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