Three time World 1500m Asbel Kiprop will headline the Stockholm Diamond League meeting that will be held on Sunday (18) in Stockhom, Sweden.
Kiprop will face the 21 years old Timothy Cheruiyot of Rongai Athletics Club (RAC) which is under the reknown coach Bernard Ouma. In his last 1500m finals, Kiprop lost to Cheruiyot at the Brussels Diamond League last season and seven days ago he was beaten again by the young star at the Athletics Kenya National trials that were held at Nyayo National Stadium.
Kiprop’s safety net of a bye into the London worlds may account for that last defeat, but Cheruiyot is the real deal. He was the fourth fastest 1500m runner in the world last year, behind the three Kenyans who beat him at the Olympic Trials.
1. Kumari Taki (KEN) 3:36.07
2. Jakub Holusa (CZE) 3:34.96
3. Aman Wote (ETH) 3:33.88
4. David Torrence (PER) 3:37.19
5. Jacob Ingebrigtsen (NOR) 3:43.85
6. Ryan Gregson (AUS) 3:34.56
7. Abdelaati Iguider (MOR) 3:35.19
8. Marcin Lewandowski (POL) 3:34.60
9. Timothy Cheruiyot (KEN) 3:32.87
10. Alsadik Mikhou (BRH) 3:31.34
11. Asbel Kiprop (KEN) 3:42.60