Jacob Kiplimo breaks Kandie’s world half marathon record, Cherotich second at Lisbon half marathon

Olympic Games 5,000m runner Jacob Kiplimo broke Kibiwott Kandie’s half marathon world record in today’s Lisbon Half Marathon.

The Ugandan broke the world record to 57:31, lowering Kandie’s Valencia marathon time head of Ethiopia’s Esa Huseyidin Mohamed finished second in 59:39, just ahead of compatriot Gerba Beyata Dibaba, who was given the same time for third place. The top nine men all finished inside 60 minutes.

The women’s race was a close affair as Ethiopia’s Tsehay Gemechu won in 1:06:06 from Kenya’s Daisy Cherotich (1:06:15) and Joyce Chepkemoi (1:06:19).

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