Kiplimo becomes first Ugandan man to win Great North Run

Jacob Kiplimo Wins Great North Run 2022

Kiplimo, the reigning world half-marathon champion, crossed the line in 59.33, 66 seconds ahead of Olympic 10,000m champion Selemon Barega, with Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele third in 1.01.01.The iconic Great North Run route has reverted back to the usual from Newcastle to South Shields for the first time since the Covid pandemic.

Great North Run 2022 LIVE: Updates as Jacob Kiplimo wins men’s race

Obiri made the decisive kick in sight of the finish line as she clocked 1:07.05, 37 seconds faster than last year, with her compatriot Jepchirchir, the Olympic marathon champion, two seconds behind and Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana a further three seconds adrift. Kiplimo powered to victory in his first appearance at the event in north-east England.The 21-year-old had a 32-second lead as he hit the 12-mile mark on the 13.1-mile course from Newcastle to South Shields. Watch video full👇

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