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Jacob Kiplimo breaks half marathon world record in Lisbon

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Jacob Kiplimo breaks half marathon world record in Lisbon
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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.

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.