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Kiplimo makes it look easy in Manchester Run

Kiplimo (middle) wins. PHOTO @Great_Run

šŸ„‡Jacob KiplimošŸ‡ŗšŸ‡¬ 27:31
šŸ„ˆEyob Faniel šŸ‡®šŸ‡¹ 28:24
šŸ„‰Toni Abadia šŸ‡ŖšŸ‡ø 28:39

Manchester, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan long-distance teenage sensationĀ Jacob Kiplimo continued his fine form Sunday by outclassing the field in the 10km race of the Great Manchester Run.

Kiplimo,18, becomes only the second Uganda to win the road race after Moses Kipsiro, winner in 2013. Mo Farah won last year, edging out Moses Kipsiro.

Fresh from a second place finish in the World Cross Country Championships in March, Kiplimo stormed to victory in the elite menā€™s 10k race in a time of 27.31, a whole minute ahead of the second placed runner.

Kenya’s Hellen Obiri, also fresh from gold at the World Cross Country, claimed victory in the womenā€™s race in a time of 32.41, just ahead of Ruti Aga in 31:44 and Edna Kiplagat in 32:34.

Around 30,000 runners earlier took over the streets of the city for the 18th staging of the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run, where a half marathon event is held to raise money for charity.

Edition Year Men’s winner Time (m:s) Women’s winner Time (m:s)
1st 2003 Ā Paul TergatĀ (KEN) 28:48 Ā Berhane AdereĀ (ETH) 31:50
2nd 2004 Ā Craig MottramĀ (AUS) 27:54 Ā Sonia O’SullivanĀ (IRL) 32:12
3rd 2005 Ā Haile GebrselassieĀ (ETH) 27:25 Ā Lornah KiplagatĀ (NED) 31:28
4th 2006 Ā Zersenay TadeseĀ (ERI) 27:36 Ā Berhane AdereĀ (ETH) 31:07
5th 2007 Ā Micah KogoĀ (KEN) 27:24 Ā Jo PaveyĀ (GBR) 31:41
6th 2008 Ā GĆ¼nther WeidlingerĀ (AUT) 28:10 Ā Jo PaveyĀ (GBR) 31:58
7th 2009 Ā Haile GebrselassieĀ (ETH) 27:39 Ā Vivian CheruiyotĀ (KEN) 32:01
8th 2010 Ā Haile GebrselassieĀ (ETH) 28:02 Ā Werknesh KidaneĀ (ETH) 31:19
9th 2011 Ā Haile GebrselassieĀ (ETH) 28:10 Ā Helen ClitheroeĀ (GBR) 31:45
10th 2012 Ā Haile GebrselassieĀ (ETH) 27:39 Ā Linet MasaiĀ (KEN) 31:35
11th 2013 Ā Moses KipsiroĀ (UGA) 27:52 Ā Tirunesh DibabaĀ (ETH) 30:49
12th 2014 Ā Kenenisa BekeleĀ (ETH) 28:23 Ā Tirunesh DibabaĀ (ETH) 31:09
13th 2015 Ā Stephen SambuĀ (KEN) 27:30 Ā Betsy SainaĀ (KEN) 31:49
14th 2016 Ā Kenenisa BekeleĀ (ETH) 28:08 Ā Tirunesh DibabaĀ (ETH) 31:16
15th 2017 Ā Dathan RitzenheinĀ (USA) 28:06 Ā Tirunesh DibabaĀ (ETH) 31:03
16th 2018 Ā Mo FarahĀ (GBR) 28:27 Ā Tirunesh DibabaĀ (ETH) 31:08



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