Jacob Kiplimo: Uganda's smiling assassin eyeing gold in Tokyo

Jacob Kiplimo.

Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei (left), Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor (centre) and Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo (right) compete during the men's 10km race in the 2019 World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark on March 30, 2019.

Photo credit: File | World Athletics

What you need to know:

  • Born on November 14, 2000 in Kween District to peasant parents Stephen Arap Simba Chebet and Grace Chesang, Kiplimo did not have the privilege to go beyond Primary Five.

For many athletics fans, and those interested in the Olympics, Jacob Kiplimo, 20, is the man to watch as the world turns its eyes to the long-distance track double beginning on Friday.

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