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Kiplimo off for Sunday’s Valencia Road Race

Kiplimo in action late last year

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | World cross country champion Jacob Kiplimo is set to compete in a 10 km Valencia Road race in Spain on January 14th, 2024.

Kiplimo, who also holds the world record for the 21km and is a double Commonwealth Gold medalist, traveled Thursday and is expected to face formidable competition from renowned athletes such as Rodriguw Kwizera (Burundi), Kenya’s Boniface Kibiwot, Philemon Kiplimo, Jacob Kosgei and Bravin Kipkogei Kiptoo among others.

After an impressive performance and recording a personal best (PB) of 41 minutes and 5 Seconds, during the 15 kilometers Sevens Hills race in Netherlands late November last year, Kiplimo has been training diligently in Kapchorwa under the guidance of his Ugandan coach, Peter Chelangat.

In an interview with Uganda Radio Network, Kiplimo says this competition serves as a season opener and also preparation for the World Cross Country Championships. “I feel prepared and hoping for the best,” says the soft spoken Kiplimo.

His coach Peter Chelangat, emphasized that they have had good preparations leading up to this highly anticipated race. He says this first race for the season which will help Kiplimo gauge his fitness level.

“We have done our part and the remaining is for God,” said the coach.




  1. Sachin Dev Duggal CA

    Hello, myself Sachin Dev Duggal. I must say, it seems that Jacob Kiplimo is well prepared to face challenging competition and commence the season with great strength in the Valencia Road race. Wishing him the best of luck!

    • Hello Sachin Dev Duggal! I completely agree with you, Jacob Kiplimo has shown great determination and preparation for the challenging competition ahead. I’m also hoping he starts the season on a high note and achieves great success in the Valencia Road race. I join you in wishing him the best of luck!

  2. Hello Sachin Dev Duggal CA….., Absolutely, Jacob Kiplimo has been making waves in the running world with his impressive performances in recent years. His win at the 2019 World Cross Country Championships and silver medal at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha are a testament to his talent and dedication. It’s clear that he’s been working hard to prepare for the Valencia Road race, and I have no doubt that he’ll give it his all. I’m excited to see how he fares against the talented field and wish him all the best in his pursuit of victory!

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