World U18 1500m Champion George Manangoi finished in a distant fifth position in a race won by South American metric mile bronze medallist, Santiango Catrofe at the BoXX United Manchester World Athletics Continental Tour held on Friday (03) in Manchester Regional Arena, United Kingdom.
Manangoi clocked 3:41.75 to finish in fifth place behind fourth placed former kayaker, István Dániel Szögi from Hungary and in a time of 3:41.45.
The 23 year-old Catrofe who holds five Uruguay National records battled for honors with Kenya’s Kamar Etiang who is fresh from taking the USTAF Bermuda Continental title.
Catrofe came from behind with a powerful run taking their fights to the finish line with their fate being decided by the camera., with Catrofe carrying the day but both given the same finish time of 3:40.58.
Portugal’s two times National Indoor champion in 1500 and 3000, Isaaac Nader closed the podium three finishes in a time of 3:41.30.
- Santiango Catrofe (URU) 3:40.58
- Kamar ETIANG (KEN) 3:40.58
- Isaac Nader (POR) 3:41.30
- István Szögi (HUN) 3:41.45
- George Manangoi (KEN) 3:41.74