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Jacob Kiplimo breaks world record

BREAKING: Uganda's athlete Jacob Kiplimo breaks world record

Ugandan Olympic medallist takes one second off Kibiwott Kandie’s previous mark in the Portuguese capital Lisbon.

Jacob Kiplimo set a new world record to win the Lisbon Half Marathon on Sunday (21 November).

Uganda’s Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist clocked 57:31, breaking Kibiwott Kandie’s mark from Valencia last December by just one second.

Kiplimo is the reigning half marathon world champion after beating Kandie in Poland in March 2020.

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Huseydin Mohamed Esa pipped fellow Ethiopian Gerba Beyata Dibaba for second, more than two minutes back in 59:39.

Ethiopia won the women’s race with Tsehay Gemechu Beyan crossing the line first in 1:06:06.

EDP Lisbon half marathon results

Top results men

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

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Top results women

1. Tsehay Gemechu Beyan (ETH) – 1:06:06
2. Daisy Cherotich (KEN) – 1:06:15
3. Joyce Chepkemoi Tele (KEN) – 1:06:19
4. Hiwot Bebrekidan Bebremaryam (ETH) – 1:08:00
5. Vibian Chepkirui (KEN) – 1:08:02
6. Ethlemahu Sintayehu Dessi (ETH) – 1:08:16

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