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Kiplimo is the new Cheptegei!

Kiplimo is the new Cheptegei!

Kiplimo zooms past two Kenyan sprinters to win twofold gold in Birmingham

Kenyans second best again as Kiplimo steps the pedal in last lap

🔴 Commonwealth Games

✳ Kiplimo 🇺🇬 3.08.08 🥇
✳ Kimeli 🇰🇪 13:08.19
✳ Krop 🇰🇪 13:08.48

🔴World Under-20 Championships

✳ W 5000m final
Prisca Chesang 🥉

Birmingham, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | The look on Nicholas Kimeli’s face (photograph above) said everything. Jacob Kiplimo must be a human running machine!

For the second last straight, Uganda’s Kiplimo stepped on the pedal in the last 100 meters to win gold and deny Kenyans magnificence at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The Kenyans should currently be burnt out on seeing him.

A few days after the 21-year-old Ugandan showed Daniel Ebenyo and Kibiwott Kandie a spotless sets of heels in the 10,000m last, he repeated the experience Saturday night when Kenyan resistance was the last test in the hurry to gold.

After a nearby 12 laps, Jacob Krop and Kimeli charged within path in the last 200meters and appeared to have tracked down an answer for the Ugandans – however didn’t have the foggiest idea what was behind them.

Kiplimo ran past them with 30 meters to go and clutched triumph in 13:8:08 for a notable Ugandan double.

Having prior won the 10,000m gold, he presently turns into the third Ugandan to finish a twofold (5000m and 10000m) at the Commonwealth Games after Joshua Cheptegei (2018 Gold Coast) and Moses Kipsiro (2010 Delhi).

In all out, Uganda has enrolled five decorations, three of these are gold and two bronze.

“It was a brilliant exhibition for me,” said Kiplimo. “I have two (gold decorations) and I’m so blissful about it.

In Cali, Colombia, Uganda won her solitary award, a bronze, politeness of Prisca Chesang in the 5000m final.



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