Kiplimo joins Cheptegei for New York Half Marathon showdown

Jacob Kiplimo

New York Half Marathon – Sun, March 19, 2023 2:00 PM

Ugandan long distance runner Jacob Kiplimo has announced he will race at the 2023 New York Half Marathon due Sunday 19th March.

The announcement follows compatriot and fellow Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei’s confirmation that he’s going to race at the same event.

Kiplimo will be making his USA road racing debut after winning the 10-kilometer race at the World Cross Country Championships held in Bathurst, Australia with a time of 29:17 four days ago.

“I’m very excited that my USA road racing debut will be the United Airlines NYC Half next month, and I will try hard to become the first champion from Uganda,” he wrote on social media.

“My medal from the World Cross Country Championships last weekend shows that everybody will need to be at their best in order to beat me.

He added; “I have been told that the NYC Half course is difficult and a record may not be possible, so I will focus on being the first across the finish line in Central Park.”

Kiplimo heads into the race as the Half Marathon World Record holder, having set 57:31 in Lisbon on 21 November 2021.

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