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World Half Marathon: Uganda’s Prize Money Revealed

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.

*Individuals
1st US$30,000
2nd $15,000
3rd $10,000
4th $7000
5th $5000
6th $3000

*Teams
1st US$15,000
2nd $12,000
3rd $9000
4th $7500
5th $6000
6th $3000

  • US$50,000 bonus is awarded to any athlete who breaks a world record.

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