Jacob Kiplimo

2022 Commonwealth Games

  • Gold: Jacob Kiplimo (Uganda) – 27:09.19
  • Silver: Daniel Simiu Ebenyo (Kenya) – 27:11.26
  • Bronze: Kandie Kibiwott – (27:20.34)

Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo won the gold medal in the 10,000m event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The Ugandan recorded the fastest time of 27:09:19 to claim gold and set the new Commonwealth record over distance.

Kiplimo out-sprinted Kenya’s Daniel Simiu Ebenyo with an accelerating final kick after the bell.

“I think for me winning this Commonwealth Games title was everything, the most important thing for me this season. But I still have a lot of things to do in the future at the Olympics and world championships,” Kiplimo noted moments after the race as quoted by the Daily Monitor.

Kiplimo had won bronze at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in the United States of America (USA).

Kenya followed suit with silver and bronze.

Daniel Simiu Ebenyo was second with a time of 27:11.26 ahead of comrade Kandie Kibiwott (27:20.34).

Both Ebenyo and Kibiwott ran Personal Best times over the 10,000m distance.

Another Kenyan, Edward Zakayo Pingua finished fourth with 27:39.03.

South Africa’s Adriaan Wildschutt timed 27:41.04 to come fifth.

Australian Robinson Ky (27:44.33) came sixth and Scotland’s Andrew Butchart (27:53.57) and Tanzanian, Joseph Tiophil Panga completed the race 8th (28:13.87).

English man Sam Atkin did not finish the race.

This is Uganda’s second gold medal at the games this year after Victor Kiplangat’s feat in the Marathon last Sunday.

Since 2006, Uganda has won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in the 10,000m.

Boniface Kiprop won gold in 2006 (Melbourne), Moses Kipsiro took gold in New Delhi (2010) and in Glasgow (2014), and Joshua Cheptegei’s gold in 2018 (Gold Coast).

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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