Manangoi, Cheruiyot win Gold and Silver in 1500m

Manangoi, Cheruiyot  win Gold and Silver in 1500m

Manangoi, Cheruiyot win Gold and Silver in 1500m

Elijah Manangoi and Timothy Cheruiyot won Gold and Silver respectively in the men's 1,500m final to wind up a fantastic night for Kenya on the final day of the World Championship in London.

Manangoi clocked 3.33.61 while Cheruiyot finished in 3.33.99. Norwergian Filip Ingebrigtsen took the bronze.

Kenya looked destined for all medals in the final lap but defending champion Asbel Kiprop faded to 9th. Good teamwork between the Kenyans ensured a good pace that somehow burn out Kiprop but went to the advantage of fast finisher Manangoi.

The win brought Kenya’s gold tally to 5th to guarantee them a top place finish in Africa and second in the world.

 

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