Ugandan runner Jacob Kiplimo has won the 2023 United Airlines Half Marathon in New York City, cruising through the finish line at 1:01:31.
At just 22 years old, Kiplimo has already made a name for himself in the running world as the youngest Olympian ever to compete for Uganda, having raced at 15-years-old in Rio.
Kiplimo, a half marathon world record holder, separated himself from the rest of the field during the race, making a big move in the 12th mile to break one of the most accomplished runners in the world, Joshua Cheptegei.
Kiplimo’s victory was hard-earned, with the cold conditions making for a challenging race.
Despite this, he persevered and gritted his way to victory, cementing his place as a rising star in the running world.