Kiplimo breaks Cheptegei's record to win gold at Commonwealth games

Gold medallist Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo celebrates after winning the men's 10,000m final athletics event at the Alexander Stadium, in Birmingham on day five of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, central England, on August 2, 2022. PHOTOS/ AFP

Uganda's long-distance runner Jacob Kiplimo has secured a second medal for Uganda at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after winning the men's 10,000m final to take gold.

Gold medallist Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's 10,000m athletics event at the Alexander Stadium, in Birmingham on day five of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, central England, on August 2, 2022.

Kiplimo, 21, broke gold medallist Joshua Cheptegei's 10,000m record in a stunning time of 27:09:19.

"I am very excited....today I knew I would win because I saw the pace was a little bit slow," said Kiplimo while speaking after winning the race Tuesday night.

Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo (R) and Kenya's Daniel Simiu Ebenyo (L) compete during the men's 10,000m final athletics event at the Alexander Stadium, in Birmingham on day five of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, central England, on August 2, 2022. 

On crossing the line to finish ahead of Kenyan pair Daniel Ebenyo and Kibiwott Kandie, Kiplimo celebrated with a dance before telling journalists "I think for me winning this Commonwealth Games title was everything, the most important thing for me this season."
"But I still have a lot of things to do in the future at the Olympics and world championships," added Kiplimo who took bronze at the recent world championships.

Gold medallist Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo celebrates after winning the men's 10,000m final athletics event at the Alexander Stadium, in Birmingham on day five of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, central England, on August 2, 2022.


Gold medallist Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo celebrates on the podium with silver medallist Kenya's Daniel Simiu Ebenyo (L) and bronze medallist Kenya's Kibiwott Kandie (R) during the medal ceremony for the men's 10,000m athletics event at the Alexander Stadium, in Birmingham on day five of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, central England, on August 2, 2022.


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