Kiprop bags second gold for Uganda
BONIFACE Kiprop Toroitich, of Uganda, is known more commonly as Boniface Kiprop, and he will be more commonly known after winning a thrilling 10,000 metres last night.
An event with only nine starters turned into a late race thril Burberry Outlet ler as Kiprop, Kenyan pair Geoffrey Kipngeno and Paul Langat, and Tanzani Burberry Outlet a’s world half marathon champion Fabiano Joseph entered the last of the 25 laps locked together.
Kiprop proved the fastest and strongest, his 56 second final lap getting him to the finish in 27 minutes 50.99 seconds, a step ahead of Kipngeno who, in turn, was five metres clear of Joseph. Langat was a similar distance back in fourth.
It w Burberry Outlet as Uganda’s second gold of the track and field program, following the equally thrilling win by world champion Dorcus Inzikuru over Melissa Rollison in the 3000 metres steeplechase.
Kiprop defied a history of always being a contender, but never a winner. Despite being something of a teenage prodigy, with three minor medals in the world junior cross country championships, Kiprop had notched very few firsts. Even when he set a world junior (under 20) record for 10,000 metres in Brussels in 2004, he was fifth.
Fourth in both the 2004 Olympic 10,000 and the 2005 world titles, Burberry Outlet Kiprop was looking at the same placing when the bell rang at the MCG to signify the last lap. Joseph looked the bigger threat along the back straight, but Kipngeno mounted his challenge in the last 250 metres. Kiprop then raced to the line, a step clear.