Kiplimo and Aregawi in 5000m head-to-head

They claimed the top two spots at the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 23 in February and now Berihu Aregawi and Jacob Kiplimo will clash again, this time over 5000m on the track on 21st of July, 2023.
Aregawi secured silver in Bathurst to go with his 2021 5000m Diamond Trophy and world 5km record while Kiplimo added cross country gold to his world half marathon title and world record, plus 10000m bronze medals at the Olympic and World championship.
Ethiopia’s Aregawi opened his season at the Diamond League meeting in Doha and ran 7:27.61 to finish third in the 3000m, the distance he contested in Monaco last year and achieved a runner-up spot in 7:26.81.
Uganda’s Kiplimo then claimed a half marathon win in New York in March but is yet to compete on the track this year – his last track races being the Commonwealth Games 5000m and 10,000m finals, and he won both.
They will be joined by Jimmy Gressier of France, who has twice improved the European 5km record in Monaco.

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