Abraham Kiplimo

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Abraham Kiplimo (born 14 April 1989 in Suam, Kapchorwa District) is a Ugandan long-distance runner.[1] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's 5000 metres, finishing 24th overall in Round 1, failing to qualify for the final. At the 2011 World Championships in Athletics he failed to get past the heats of the 5000 m.

Kiplimo made his marathon debut at the 2013 Rotterdam Marathon, finishing eleventh in a time of 2:13:32 hours. He represented his country in the marathon at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics and placed 19th overall. He had his first marathon win at the 2014 Beppu-Oita Marathon in Japan. His victory in a time of 2:09:23 hours (a personal best of over four minutes) marked the first time he had ranked within the top ten over the distance.[2]

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Kiplimo won a bronze medal for Uganda in the men's marathon, finishing behind Michael Shelley of Australia and Kenya's Stephen Kwelio Chemlany in a time of 2:12:23 hours. This was Kiplimo's maiden international medal.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abraham Kiplimo". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on 2012-07-30. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Nakamura, Ken (2014-02-02). Abraham Kiplimo gets biggest win of his career at the Beppu-Oita Marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-02-23.
  3. ^ http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/658073-kiplimo-wins-marathon-bronze-for-uganda-in-glasgow.html

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