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Museveni Hails Kiplimo On Winning World Half Marathon

Museveni Hails Kiplimo On Winning World Half Marathon

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By Our Reporter President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has congratulated Ugandan athlete Jacob Kiplimo upon winning the World Half Marathon in Gadenya, Poland. Shortly after Kiplimo was announced winner of the world record breaking title, President Museveni tweeted thus; “Congratulations to you Jacob Kiplimo on winning Gold for Uganda at the World Half Marathon championship. I also congratulate @joshuacheptege1 and the rest of the team; the Ugandan Flag has been raised so high.” Kiplimo has won the World Half Marathon title in a championship record 58:49. The 19-year-old becomes the first Ugandan athlete to achieve the feat. Kiplimo’s victory added the gloss to an already stellar year for Uganda’s athletics, thanks in a huge part to Joshua Cheptegei, the world record holder of th...