The 2019 Pan American Games gold medallist, Marco Arop was top of his game in the men’s 800m at 9th edition of the Athletissima meeting that was held on Thursday (Aug 26) in Lausanne Switzerland.
The 22 years-old beat the reigning Olympic gold and silver medalists, Emmanuel Korir and Ferguson Rotich at the Prefontaine Classic and again today he thrashed them at the Athletissima in Lausanne, he defeated them to claim his second Diamond League title.
The Sudan born now Canadian came to this race with a personal best of 1:43.26 but managed to hold off Korir who has a season best of 1:43.04. He confirmed that the first win wasn’t a fluke by beating the Olympic champion when he crossed the line in 1:44.50 with the Kenyan taking silver in 1:44.62.
Rotich closed the first three podium finishes as he came home in 1:45.48.
Another Kenyan Cornelius Tuwei finished in seventh place in 1:46.53.