Kiplimo reclaims World Cross Country title

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Uganda’s long distance runner Jacob Kiplimo retained his senior men’s title at the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Belgrade on Saturday.

The Ugandan reclaimed his crown in a time of 28:09 in Belgrade.

Ethiopian Berihu Aregawi came second on a second consecutive time in 28:12 while Kenya’s 2021 world U20 5000m champion Kiplangat finished third.

2019 Word Cross champion and last year’s bronze medalist Joshua Cheptegei finished sixth (28:24), but he earned silver in the team contest.

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Kiplimo’s triumph sees him join Kenenisa Bekele, Geoffrey Kamworor and Paul Tergat as the other athletes to have smiled to back-to-back World Cross Championship in the Men’s senior category.

Kenya won gold in the team’s standings, fellowed by Uganda while Ethiopia gained bronze.

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