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Chelimo medals at World Championships

UNCG alumnus Paul Chelimo continued his medal-winning ways Saturday evening in London as he claimed the bronze medal in the 5,000-meter race at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. This marks the second time in two years Chelimo has medaled in the 5,000-meter distance – he won the Silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Chelimo came in third overall in the distance race with a time of 13:33.30 as his final kick came up just short of the top two finishers. The third-place finish capped off a crazy week in London as he qualified for the finals despite falling twice in the preliminary heat.

The 2014 UNCG graduate in public health is a member of the Army’s World Class Athlete Program.

See video from Chelimo’s post-race media conference.

See full story at UNCG Athletics site.