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Kiplimo Finishes Second in 3000m at Stockholm Diamond League

He posted 7 minutes and 29:55 seconds behind Dominic Lokinyomo, running for the refugee team, who crossed the finishing line in 7 minutes and 29.48 seconds, while Kenya's Cornelius Kemboi came third in 7:31.26 minutes.
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Long distances runner, Jacob Kiplimo has finished second in the 3000-metre race in the Stockholm Diamond League in Sweden, as he pushes to intensify his speed.

He posted 7 minutes and 29:55 seconds behind Dominic Lokinyomo, running for the refugee team, who crossed the finishing line in 7 minutes and 29.48 seconds, while Kenya's Cornelius Kemboi came third in 7:31.26 minutes. 

Kiplimo was competing for the first time this season after a four-month sabbatical, but, he put a spirited fight to command a respectable second-place finish, missing the gold by just 7 microseconds. He however finished under his personal best time over the distance which stands at 7:26.64. 

The 21-year-old had last raced in February when he won the 21km Rak Half Marathon in Ras Al Khamai, in the United Arab Emirates.

On the same truck, middle-distance runner, Ronald Musagala also managed to reach the podium when he finished third in a highly competitive 1500-metre race. Musagala crossed the finishing line in 3:36.90 which is his season-best but fell to Czech Republic’s Sasinek Flip who won the race in 3 minutes and 36.56 seconds. Great Britain’s Mathew Stonier came second in 3:36.60.

In the women’s version of the 1500 metre race, 2018 commonwealth bronze medalist Winnie Nanyondo finished second, behind Australia’s Linden Hall who won the race. Nanyondo who had attempted to break the 4-minutes time ahead of the world championships in Oregon crossed the finishing line in 4:03.66 behind Hall who won the race in 4 minutes and 02.65 seconds while her counterpart Griffith Georgia came a distant third in 4:04.75.

World Champion Halima Nakaayi also finished fourth in the 800-metre race. She posted 1 minute and 58: 85 seconds behind Kenya’s Moraa Mary who won the race in 1:57.68 while Great Britain’s Hodgkinson Keely came second in 1:58.18. 

Although Nakaayi started off the race with a good sprint, she failed to secure the inside lane in the 100 metres, towards the first lap Nakaayi was already five positions out of the podium boundary but fought on to finish fourth.

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