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The world half marathon champion Jacob Kiplimo won the Lisbon Half Marathon on Sunday. He won by over two minutes and took one second off the previous record. He won in the time of 57:31.

The previous record was held by Kenyan Kibiwott Kandie.

Kiplimo was on pace for a sub-57-minute finish when he ran through the 15-kilometre mark in 40:27. It was an audacious effort.

The just-turned 22-year-old (Nov. 14) and Tokyo Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist slowed ever so slightly over the final few kms. He won the race by more than two minutes. Ethiopia’s Esa Huseyidin Mohamed finished second in 59:39. Gerba Dibaba finished third in a near virtual tie with fellow countryman Mohamed at 59:39.

Ethiopian Tsehay Gemechu won the women’s race in the time of 66:06. Kenyan Daisy Kiprotich finished second clocking a 66:15 performance. And in third was Joyce Chepkemoi of Kenya four seconds back.

Gemechu, also 22-years of age owns a personal best of 65:08, which she set in København, DEN two months ago.

Kiplimo won the 2022 Gdynia, POL World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in the time of 58:49. He is also the defending World Cross Country Championships gold medallist from Aarhus, 2019.

A total of 29 men finish under the 70-minute benchmark, while 12 finished under 61-minutes and nine finished under 60.

A total of 16 women finished under 80-minutes, while eight finished under 70 and seven under 69.

Top-10 results men

1. Jacob Kiplimo (UGA) – 57:31 WR
2. Huseydin Mohamed Esa (ETH) – 59:39
3. Gerba Beyata Dibaba (ETH) – 59:39
4. Hillary Kipkoech (KEN) – 59:41
5. Ibrahim Hassan Bouh (DJI) – 59:41
6. Milkesa Menhgesa Tolosa (ETH) – 59:48
7. Antenayehu Dagnachew Yisma (ETH) – 59:48
8. Edmond Kipngetich (KEN) – 59:49
9. Isaac Kipsang Temoi (KEN) – 59:52
10. Solomon Berihu Weldeslassie (ETH) – 1:00:00

Top-10 results women

1. Tsehay Gemechu Beyan (ETH) – 1:06:06
2. Daisy Cherotich (KEN) – 1:06:15
3. Joyce Chepkemoi Tele (KEN) – 1:06:19
4. Hiwot Bebrekidan Bebremaryam (ETH) – 1:08:00
5. Vibian Chepkirui (KEN) – 1:08:02
6. Ethlemahu Sintayehu Dessi (ETH) – 1:08:16
7. Yitayish Mekonene Agidew (ETH) – 1:08:18
8. Jess Piasecki (GBR) – 1:09:44
9. Tsige Haileslase Abreha (ETH) – 1:10:31
10. Debash Kelali Desta (ETH) – 1:11:01 

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