News : The ‘beardless’ Kiplimo makes history in Gdynia and outshines Cheptegei

News : The ‘beardless’ Kiplimo makes history in Gdynia and outshines Cheptegei

Kiplimo smiles upon arrival / World Athletics

Jacob Kiplimo. We already warned in the preview that he was one of the ‘outsiders’ that had to be taken into account in Gdynia. It had no trademark in the distance, but that didn’t mean it wasn’t a favorite. Obviously behind his compatriot Cheptegei, who has suffered a lot in the final kilometers and has shown that he still needs a little to get used to the distance. The 5,000 and 10,000 world record holder has suffered greatly and finished off the podium. It was surely the great favorite, but it has not reached him. the victory as we mentioned has been for the Ugandan Kiplimo. The first individual victory in history for Uganda. Almost nothing.

Kandie does not get

The Kenyan Kibiwott Kandie, holder of the best time of the year in the distance, has been paired with the 19-year-old until approximately kilometer 19, but Jacob’s final arreon has been spectacular. What a summer for this boy who already beat Ostrava in 10,000 on the track to Barega. 58.48 has signed Kiplimo, an athlete that many have discovered this Saturday noon in Poland and who promises to mark an era in the world background. Kandie came in second with 58.54 and the podium was closed by an Ethiopian athlete, Walelelgn (59.08), who set a personal record. By the way, Kiplimo has achieved the best mark ever in the championships. We repeat, in a debut (registered, it seems that he had run an average but it does not appear in his IAAF marks).

Spectacular Lamdassem

The best Spaniard has been Ayad Lamdassem, who has made a personal mark at 39 years old (1.01.21) and finished 31st. Chiki Pérez has been 36th with 1.01.39, Mechaal has achieved a personal best 46th with 1.02.30, Iraitz Arrospide 84th (1.04.07) and Jorge Blanco 103rd (1.05.31). Very good participation of the Spanish team.

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