Jacob Kiplimo, the 2022 Common Wealth 5000 and 10,000 meters gold champion, has raised the Ugandan flag once more after winning the 2023 New York Half Marathon.
The 22-year-old Ugandan international finished the 2023 United Airlines New York City Half Marathon in the United States in a chilly 1:01:31.
Kiplimo, who had won gold at the World Cross Country championships 29 days ago ran a strong final mile of 4:19.
Another Ugandan long-distance runner Joshua Cheptegei also managed to take home a bronze medal after emerging as the second and completing at 1:02:09.
The gold medallist noted that “the race was good from start to end” shortly after the contest and expressed his satisfaction and joy at winning. In spite of the cold, I tried my best. “I’m glad about this particular victory,”
The two Ugandans who won the medals got a sizable quantity of money: Kiplimo received $20,000 (about UGX 73, 892,680.00), and Cheptegei received $10,000. (at least UGX. 38,000,000).
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