Athletics

Kiplimo wins Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in Dubai

His winning time of 57:56 is Kiplimo's personal best time of the season as well as the national best time of the 2022 season

David GOMBE

Uganda’s distance runner Jacob Kiplimo clinched the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The World half marathon record holder clocked 57:56 to win the Marathon on Saturday morning in Dubai.

His winning time of 57:56 is Kiplimo’s personal best time of the season as well as the national best time of the 2022 season.

The win in Dubai will boost Kiplimo ahead of this year’s Commonwealth Games.

In November last year, Kiplimo broke the world Half Marathon record in a time of 57:31 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Kiplimo also a bronze Olympic medallist was followed by Rodgers Kwemoi in a time of 58:30 and Kenneth Kiprop who clocked 58:35 finished third.

Meanwhile, Girmawit Gebrzihair won the women’s Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in a time of 1:04:14.

Kenya’s Olympian Hellen Obiri settled for second place with a time of 1:04:22 whereas Sheila Chepkirui was third in a time of 1:04:36.

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