How Uganda Performed:
*Jacob Kiplimo (1st) – $30,000
*Joshua Cheptegei (4th) – $7000
*Uganda Men (3rd) – $9000
*Uganda Women (4th) – $7500
Uganda athletes will take home a combined Sh199m following their heroics at the Saturday’s 2020 World Half Marathon in Gdynia Poland.
Teenager Jacob Kiplimo won the men’s title in a championship record 58:49, banks $30000 which is sh111m.
The 19-year-old, beat his compatriot and pre race favourite Joshua Cheptegei, to become the first Ugandan athlete to achieve the feat.
Four-World Record Holder Cheptegei, who finished fourth on his debut, will settle for $7000 (Sh26m).
Team Uganda men finished third (bronze) – Team results are decided by the aggregate of times recorded by the first three finishers of each team.
The boys bagged $9000 which is an equivalent of sh33m.
Team Uganda women finished outside the medal bracket, fourth, to bank $7500 (Sh28m).
Kiplimo’s victory is the first individual medal for any Uganda athlete at the World Half Marathon championship ever.
Tea Uganda Men have finished third for the second time – The first time was in 2004 in New Delhi with Wilson Busienei, Martin Toroitich, Joseph Nsubuga.
The 2020 World Half Marathon Prize Money – Issued out to the first six athletes and teams in both the men and women races.
- US$50,000 bonus is awarded to any athlete who breaks a world record.