Another Ugandan Athlete wins 5000m race

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Another good day for Uganda as Kiplimo brings home Gold
Jacob Kiplimo, Ugandan athlete

SPORTS- Ugandan athlete Jacob Kiplimo has won the 5000m race at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava.

The 19-year old on Tuesday evening clocked 12:48:63 in the 5000m race, outsprinting Ethiopia’s Seleman Berega on the home straight and setting a personal best and meeting record in the process.

Kiplimo is also the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Junior champion before the 10,000m silver at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championship in Tampere, Finland.

In the Earlier race, another Ugandan Winnie Nanyondo finished ninth in the 1500m race that was dominated by Kenyan Faith Kipyegon.

This was Jacob Kiplimo’s first track race since 2018 and becomes the second Ugandan athlete to return with victory after Joshua Cheptegei won the 5000m race in the Diamond League.

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Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.