Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo crosses the finish line to win the men's World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland on October 17, 2020.

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Coach Chelangat: Kiplimo will conquer the world

What you need to know:

  • High altitude Kapchorwa region in Uganda has churned out prolific athletes such as multiple record holder Cheptegei and ex-Olympics marathon champion Kiprotich
  • At only 20, Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo is fast becoming a thorn in the flesh for Kenyan athletes, he is the holder of the junior men’s World Cross Country crown and is also the World Half Marathon champion. His coach tips him to go places
  • The fast-rising Kiplimo has been giving Kenyan athletes sleepless nights, and his opponents usually refer to him as tough

In 2017, during the World Cross Country Championships held at Kololo grounds in Kampala, Uganda, Kenyan athletics fans thronged the venue to cheer their team.

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