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Jacob Krop finishes in third place as Berihu Aregawi lifts the 5000m title in Zurich

Kenya’s Jacob Krop finished in third place at the Weltklasse Zürich Diamond League that was held on Wednesday night at Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich.

The race was won by silver medallist at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics 3000 metres Berihu Aregawi from Ethiopia who cut the tape in 12:58.65 taking his home his first Diamond League victory and first Diamond League title.

The second place went to Bahrain’s Birhanu Balew who took silver in a time of 13:01.27 with Krop closing the podium three finishes in 13:01.81.

Nicholas Kimeli from Kenya who was poised as a threat in this race could only manage to finish in fourth place in 13:02.43 with 2019 World silver medallist Champion Yomif Kejelcha from Ethiopia finishing a distant fifth in13:04.29

Kejelcha runs world lead in 3000m race at Gothenburg Athletics Grand Prix

World 3000m Indoor Champion Yomif Kejecha was the highlight of the men’s 3000m race at the Goteborg Athletics Grand Prix, a European Athletics Outdoor Classic Permit Meeting that was held on Saturday (18) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The 21 year-old Ethiopian produced one of the fastest race cutting the tape in a world leading time of 7:28.00 which is the World’s fastest time since 2011.

Kejecha was followed by his fellow country-mate Berihu Aregawi who pulled 7:42.12 to cross the line in second place with Australia’s Brett Robinson closing the top three positions in a personal best of  7:51.67.






Yomif Kejelcha   (ETH) 7:28.00

Berihu Aregawi   (ETH) 7:42.12

Brett Robinson   (AUS) 7:51.67


Kiplimo wins silver for Uganda at World U20 Championships

Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo won a silver medal in the 10,000m final at the on-going World U20 Championship in Tampere, Finland.

Kiplimo finished in a time of 27:40.36 behind Rhonex Kipruto from Kenya of 27:21.08.

“This is a good start for our team as the Championship has just started. We are happy because Kiplimo won bronze in the last World U20 Championship in Poland in 2016,” Dominic Otuchet, President of the Uganda Athletics Federation told the press.

Kiplimo had led from the 1000m mark but lost his lead to Africa junior cross-country champion Kipruto who took over in stunning fashion after 10 laps and did not look back.

Otuchet said that although Kiplimo did not run a personal best time, it was good that he got onto the podium and won the country a medal.

Ethiopia’s Berihu Aregawi and Solomon Kiplimo Boit also from Kenya finished in third and fourth places respectively.

Kipruto earns Kenya second gold in 1000m at World U20 Championships

Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto produced a stunning performance as he won the second gold for Kenya in 10000m race at the ongoing World U20 Championships at the Tampere Stadium in Finland.

The 18 year-old destroyed a strong field that included Uganda’s finest Jacob Kiplimo and Ethiopia’s Berihu Aregawi.

“I’m very happy, it was a great day,” said Kipruto. “It was an honour to represent my country and my people. The competitors were tough but I was able to stay focused.”

The World U-18 champion set a new championship record of 27:21.08 and was followed by Kiplimo in 27:40.36. Aregawi closed the podium three finishes in a personal best of 27:48.41

Kiplimo favourite for 10000m at World Under-20 Championships

Two years ago, Jacob Kiplimo was relatively unknown when he won 10000m bronze – Uganda’s only medal – at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Thereafter, he became the youngest runner to feature at the Rio Olympic Games, three months before his 16th birthday.
On March 26, 2017 in Kololo, his profile grew bigger when he raced to Uganda’s first World cross-country gold after scooping the junior men’s 8km title in front of President Museveni.

Uganda will now start its quest for medals at the World Junior Championships in Tampere, Finland today with Kiplimo as the main hope.
The 17-year-old is favourite to convert 2016 bronze to gold when he lines-up for the men’s 10000m final at the Tampere Stadium track this evening.
Since Kololo, Kiplimo’s personal best of 27:26.68 (time in Poland) hasn’t bettered but he has grown further in stature as evidenced by winning the IAAF Cinque Mulini Cross Country in Italy in February before taking fourth in 10000m final at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Following preparations by his Italian managers Guisseppe Gambrone and Federico Rosa at the Tuscany Camp, Kiplimo now bids to follow the footsteps of Joshua Cheptegei and Boniface Kiprop who scooped 10000m junior in Oregon (2014) and Grosseto (2004). Kiplimo will be in company of Victor Kiplangat, a 5000m finalist in Bydgoszcz two years back but the Ugandan pair face competition from African junior cross-country champion Kenyan Rhonex Kipruto.
Eritrea is banking on Abraha Kokob and Robel Sibhatu, who have made personal bests (PB) of 28:23.11 and 28:48.72 this season whereas Ethiopia counts on Berihu Aregawi and Olika Adugna.

TEAM UGANDA IN TAMPERE: Stella Wonruku, Sarah Chelangat, Peruth Chemutai, Belinda Chemutai, Hosea Kiplangat, Daniel Kiprop, Oscar Chelimo, Jacob Kiplimo, Victor Kiplangat, Albert Chemutai, Denis Cherotich

OFFICIALS: Zubairi Galiwango, Paul Okello, Peter Chelangat