News : 33, cold, windy and no magic slippers
Jacob Kiplimo. Those who have run alongside him (read Chiki Pérez, who this Wednesday in Ostrava achieved the best Spanish mark of the last 13 years at 10,000, stopping the clock at 27:46) that he does it with astonishing ease, which floats above the tartan. The Ugandan is, along with his compatriot Joshua Cheptegei, the pride of his country and one of the athletes who can mark an era for years to come. He’s already doing it, well, he’s barely 20 years old (yes, he looks older, we know).
You are not comfortable with the Dragonfly
The African stopped the clock at the Golden Spike meeting in the Czech town at 26:33:94, the seventh best mark in history. The reigning world half marathon champion managed to lower his personal best in almost a minute, destroy the Olympic minimum (27:28) and deliver a tremendous authority blow. But the most surprising of all is that he did it on a cold and rainy day in Ostrava and without so-called magic slippers. The athlete, sponsored by Nike, did not wear the famous Dragonfly that are sweeping many world records, but opted for a conventional Mamba.
After winning the Czech Republic, the Ugandan spoke with journalist Cathal Dennehy: “Badge shoes are not comfortable for me; maybe I use them in the Games. These Mamba are very comfortable “. Jacob’s goal was to drop below 27 ″. And boy did he do it. Without a doubt, the fact of achieving it without this supersonic footwear that is revolutionizing everything adds a lot of spice to the brand.