By Watchdog reporter
Jacob Kiplimo took the lead in the 2nd of four laps, and held on to win Uganda a first ever gold at the IAAF World cross Championships on Sunday in Kampala.
Ethiopia’s Amdework Walelegn came through strongly on the final lap to take silver while Kenya’s Richard Kimunyan Yator takes bronze.
“Yes, yes, yes….I always thought I could win. It was a very good race. When I decided to break away going into the last lap, I knew I was going to win,”said Kiplimo.
Uganda has a very strong record in the junior events of the World Cross Country championships, and have now bagged a stunning 15 medals in the last 15 editions.
The team however lost out on a team medal. Ethiopia take gold with 17 points ahead of Kenya (27) and Eritrea (55).
Uganda misses out on bronze by 1 point.