Ugandan Kiplimo wins another gold, sets new records

Kiplimo clocked 7:26.64, setting both national and Diamond League new records.

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Jacob Kiplimo, the Ugandan long distance runner has won the men’s 3000m at the Diamond League in Rome, Italy.

Kiplimo clocked 7:26.64, setting both national and Diamond League new records.

He beat Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen in  in an event that took place on Thursday at  the Stadio Olympic in Italy.

The 19 year old nine days ago won the 5000-meter International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) 2020 Ostrava Golden Spike World Athletics meet in the Czech Republic.

Then, Kiplimo beat the favorite for the event – the Ethiopian World Championship Silver Medalist Selemon Barega in a record time of12:48.63.

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