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Kiplimo reclaims World Cross Country title

Staff

David GOMBE

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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