The 19 year old clocked 12:48:63 in the 5000 race, outsprinting Ethiopia’s Seleman Berega on the home straight and setting a personal best and meeting record in the process.

Kiplimo is also the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country junior champion before trhe 10,000m silver medalist at the 2018 IAAF World u20 Championship in Tampere, Finland.

Another Ugandan Winnie Nanyondo finished ninth in the 1500m race thatb was dominated by Kenyan Faith Kipyegon.

This was Jacob Kiplimo’s first track race since 2018 and becomes the second Ugandan athlete to return with victory after Joshua Cheptegei won the 5000m race in the Diamond League.

The World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting was earlier scheduled for May but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Junior Champions victory comes in less than a month after Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei made history by breaking a 16 year old 5000 world record with 12:35:36 at the Diamond League in August.