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Jacob Kiplimo set a new world record to win the Lisbon Half Marathon on Sunday, 21st 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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He was on pace to be the first person to run under 57 minutes for the half-marathon, but with no other runners to work with, he fell slightly off the pace but still managed to eke out a new world record.

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.