Kiplimo sets record target at Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon in India

World half marathon record holder Jacob Kiplimo will be aiming at another half marathon gold at the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon, an elite label road race.

Kiplimo wins the Great North Run

Kiplimo is in sublime shape following his bronze medal at World Athletics championships, Oregon, Eugene, USA which was followed by double gold victory at the 5,000m and 10,000m distances at the Commonwealth Games then gold at the Great North Race in Newcastle.

Now, Kiplimo fancies his chances of breaking the fastest time at the Indian half marathon stands at 58:53 posted by Ethiopian Amedework Walelegn in 2020. Kiplimo 59:33 in Newcastle at the Great North Run and an improvement could set a new high.

Speaking to World Athletics, he noted that he is ready for the task.

"I have been told that the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon course is a quick one and the record suggests that you can run fast times there. It is always dangerous to make predictions about what you are going to do, but what I can say is that with a month to go to the race I am in good shape, and I will focus on preparing specifically for the race over the next few weeks," he said.

"I had a successful track season, although I would have liked to have done a little better at the World Championships. But I have not raced too much this year, so I am still fresh and I want to show the people of Delhi and India what I am capable of."

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