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.