Bahrain’s Rose chelimo gave their country the first ever world championships gold when she outclassed two times winner Ednah Kiplagat at the ongoing London Championships.
Chelimo crossed the line in 2:27.11 to claim the top spot and she was followed closely by Kiplagat who outkicked at the last 700 mark to cross the line 11 seconds later.
United States Amy Cragg tried to close in on the tiring 37-year-old Kiplagat but had to settle for the bronze with a time of 2:27.18.
The 28-year-old Chelimo, acquired Bahrain citizenship two years ago and was cleared by the IAAF last year to run for her adopted country.
1. Rose chelimo (BRN) 2:27.11
2. Ednah Kiplagat (KEN) 2:27:22
3. Amy Gragg (USA) 2:28.18