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World Record Holder Jacob Kiprimo to Run Delhi Half Marathon on October 16

Ugandan half marathon world record holder Jacob Kiplimo will compete in the Delhi Half Marathon on October 16, organizers announced Thursday.

Kiprimo, 21, is the 2020 half marathon world champion. Last year in Lisbon he set a staggering world record of 57:31.

The young Ugandan star has already had a great season, setting a world-leading time of 57:56 at the RAK Half Marathon in the UAE in February and winning the Great North Run Half Marathon last Sunday. .

Kiplimo also won a bronze medal in the 10,000m at the World Athletics Championships in the United States, and won a memorable 5,000m/10,000m double at last month’s Commonwealth Games.

Ethiopia’s Amdewak Waregun broke the Delhi course record in 2020 with a time of 58:53, while Kiplimo set the fastest ever seen on Indian soil during his first visit to the country next month. I believe I can run a half marathon.

I was told that the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon Course is a fast course. According to the records, it looks like he’s going to have a fast time there…he’s a month away from the race and he’s feeling great. Concentrate on preparation. Especially for the next few weeks of racing, Kiplimo said.

I would have liked to do a bit better in the World Championships, I had a successful track season but I hadn’t raced much this year so I’m still fresh and want to show the people in Delhi and India what I’ve done I think it is possible, he added.

The 17th edition of World Athletics’ elite label event, the Delhi Half Marathon, has welcomed a new title sponsor, with race promoter Procam International working with Vedanta Limited, India’s leading natural resources conglomerate.

The race has a prize pool of US$268,000, with an international elite field battling for US$27,000 first prize for both the men’s and women’s races.

(Only the headlines and photos in this report may have been modified by Business Standard staff. The rest of the content is auto-generated from syndicated feeds.)

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