Noah Kibet reigns in 800m race in Doha

Noah Kibet reigns in 800m race in Doha

World U20 silver medallist Noah Kibet for the second time in a week beat Olympic 1500m silver medallist, Ferguson Rotich at the ongoing Doha Diamond League Meeting that is being held this evening (Friday 13) in Doha, Qatar.

The 18 year-old who is also the reigning World Indoor silver medallist crossed the finish line in a life time best of 1:49.08.

The KipKeiono continental champion was followed by Peter Bol from Australia who crossed the line in 1:49.35 with Pan American Games champion Marco Arop closing the podium three finishes in 1:49.56.

European U23 silver medallist champion, Daniel Rowden and the race favorite, Rotich finished in fourth and fifth place in a 1:49.56 and 1:50.48 respectively.

The world lead time of 1:43.69 was set by Zahafi Moad from Morocco last month at the Percy Beard Track, Gainesville, while the Meeting Record of 1:43.00 held by David Rudisha remained untouched.

LEADING TIME

800M MEN

  1. Noah Kibet          (KEN) 1:49.08
  2. Peter Bol              (AUS) 1:49.35
  3. Marco Arop         (CAN) 1:49.51
  4. Daniel Rowden   (GRT)  1:49.56
  5. Ferguson Rotich  (KEN) 1:50.48

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