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Kiplimo wins Beppu-Oita Marathon

Kyodo

Abraham Kiplimo of Uganda won the Beppu-Oita Marathon, with Masato Imai making a podium finish in second place on Sunday.

Kiplimo crossed the tape at Oita municipal athletics field in a career-best time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 23 seconds.

Imai, who was known as the “God of the Mountain” during his days when he ran the Tokyo-Hakone ekiden with Juntendo University, was just seven seconds back. Kenichi Shiraishi placed third in 2:10:36.

  • Jonathan Musere

    Congratulations Kiplimo for becoming yet another international marathoner to enable the Uganda Cranes flag to be hoisted up high! Kenyans and Ethiopians, keep watching your backs!
    Let me take you back to some archives in history:
    “On February 17th 1963, 28 year-old Toru Terasawa of Japan reduced Ethiopia’s Abebe Bikila’s world record by less than a second to 2-15:15.8 during the Beppu-Oita Marathon held on the Kyushu Island in Japan.”