Can Cheruiyot gain revenge over Ingebrigtsen in Zurich?

Can Cheruiyot gain revenge over Ingebrigtsen in Zurich?

On how the top level of competition helps to motivate him, Ingebrigtsen explained: “My goal is to always stay competitive and with good competitors on the start line, you need to be ready. Of course, when Timothy is starting you know it is going to be a good race, so you need to be fit and you need to prepare.”

Timothy Cheruiyot

 Olympic  silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot will be out to avenge his loss to Jakob Ingebrigsten in the Diamond League finals in Zurich on Thursday 9 September 2021.

Fresh from his victory in Tokyo, where, like in the women’s race, the Olympic record fell, Ingebrigtsen targets his first Diamond Trophy, while Cheruiyot goes for his fourth.

“I have won twice here in Zurich, and I have won three titles back-to-back,” said Kenya’s world champion Cheruiyot, who in a memorable gesture gifted Ingebrigtsen his bracelet following his defeat in Tokyo as he ran 3:29.01 to the winner’s 3:28.32. “I hope to win my fourth one tomorrow.”

Of the seven qualifying races for the Diamond League final, Cheruiyot won three – in Doha, Stockholm and Monaco – while Ingebrigtsen triumphed in Gateshead and Eugene.

On how the top level of competition helps to motivate him, Ingebrigtsen explained: “My goal is to always stay competitive and with good competitors on the start line, you need to be ready. Of course, when Timothy is starting you know it is going to be a good race, so you need to be fit and you need to prepare.”

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