Jacob Kiplimo


Uganda completed a 1-2 finish at the 2023 United Airlines New York City Half marathon with Jacob Kiplimo scooping gold as Joshua Cheptegei took silver.

16th New York City Half Marathon

Main Event:

  • Men: Jacob Kiplimo (Uganda) – 1:01:31
  • Women: Hellen Obiri (Kenya) – 1:07:51

Wheel chair:

  • Men: Jetze Plat (France) – 48:28
  • Women: Susannah Scaroni (USA) – 55:47

Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo is $20,000 (about UGX. 73,892,680) rich after winning the 16th United Airlines New York City Half Marathon on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

The 22-year-old long distance athlete crossed the finishing line in 1:01:31 under cold and windy conditions.

Country-mate Joshua Cheptegei scooped silver with a timing of 1:02:09 to earn $10,000 (at least UGX. 38,000,000).

Morocco’s Zouhair Talbi came third with a time of 1:02:09 to earn $5000 (UGX 18,000,000).

“The race was good from start to finish. I did my best despite the coldness. I am happy for this very victory,” Kiplimo, the world record holder of the half marathon stated.

Meanwhile, Kenya’s Hellen Obiri won the women version after clocking 1:07:21, a course record ahead of Ethiopian Senbere Telfei (1:07:55) and Great Britain’s Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal (1:09:53).


French man Jetze Plat won the men wheel chair race with a timing of 48:28.

The women wheel chair race was won by USA’s Susannah Scaroni with 55:47.

This was the 16th edition of the United Airlines New York city, arguably America’s largest half-marathon with about 25,000 runners.

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

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