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Emmanuel Wanyonyi beats Abel Kipsang at Iten Cross Country

Reigning world U20m champion Emmanuel Wanyonyi beat the World Indoor 1500m bronze medallist, Abel Kipsang in the 2Km Senior Mens’ at the Iten Cross Country Meeting held on held on Saturday (13) at Iten Grounds, Elgeyo Marakwet County.

The 17 year-old edged out the newly crowned Africa 1500m champion at the tape to take the title in a time of 5:47.5 with Kipsang crossing the line in second three seconds later.

Daniel Kosen from IkaIka Club closed the podium three finishes in 5:49.6.

Mathew Kipsang of Kenya Defense Foerces and Geoffrey Rono from, Torongofinished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 5:52.1 and 5:57.6 respectively.

This race will be used to select the mixed relay team. Athletics Kenya will select the first 3 athletes to cross the finish line for both women and men will be automatically selected to represent the country at the World Cross Chmapionships that will be held in Australia in February 2023.

The 4th and 5th athletes will be selected as reserves.

More to follow…


Jakob Ingebrigtsen beats Cheruiyot as he closes the season with a world lead

Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen ran a world leading time in the men’s 1500m race at the Zurich Diamond League Meeting which was the final stop on the Wanda Diamond League held on Thursday (08) in Zurich, Switzerland.

 The 21-year-old hasn’t shown any visible signs of fatigue from doubling up in the 1500m and 5000m at both the World Athletics Championships and the European Athletics Championships, lived to his expectations as he beat the Olympic silver medallist, Timothy Cheruiyot from Kenya as he eclipsed his world leading time of 3:29.02 which is his third sub-3:30 clocking of the year and the sixth of his career.  This made the Norwegian to lay his hands on his first Diamond Trophy

“I would have loved to get more races, but we are going to have to wait for next year. I will get a couple of weeks relaxing now, but I want to keep on working, and keep on training – it is tough mentally, training and sleeping, but definitely need to relax a bit,” said Ingebrigtsen.

Cheruiyot was forced to close his track season in second place in a time of 3:30.27 with Commonwealth Games 1500m champion, Oliver Hoare from Australia closing the podium three finishes in 3:30.59.

World Indoor 1500m bronze medallist, Abel Kipsang came home in fourth in 3:31.36 with Stewart Mcsweyn from Australia finishing in fifth place in 3:31.34.


1500M MEN

  1. Jacob Ingebrigtsen    (NOR) 3:29.02
  2. Timothy Cheruiyot   (KEN) 3:30.27
  3. Oliver Hoare               (AUS) 3:30.59
  4. Abel Kipsang              (KEN) 3:31.36
  5. Stewart Mcsweyn       (AUS) 3:31.34

Jakob Ingebrigtsen blows the 1500m field in Lausanne

Olympic 1500m Champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen destroyed and completely blew the field away with a world leading time at Lausanne Diamond League held on Friday night in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The 21 year-old smoked a strong deep field that included Olympic 1500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot and the World Indoor bronze medallist Abel Kipsang.
Ingebrigtsen made a huge statement ahead of the final in Zurich in two weeks time when he crossed the finish line when he dipped under the 3:20 mark in a world leading time 3:29..05 with Kipsang coming home in second place in a season best of 3:29.93.
Cheruiyot finished a distant seventh in 3:32.91.

Timothy Cheruiyot to battle Jake Wightman, Jakob Ingebrigstsen in Lausanne

Olympic silver medallist, Timothy Cheruiyot will be hoping to qualify for the final in the men’s 1500m at the 11th leg of the Wanda Diamond League that will be held on 26 August 2022 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The 26 year-old who is the three-time champion, comes to this race with a personal best of 3:28.28 that he got at this event in 2019 where he took the honors.

Cheruiyot will fight for the honors alongside his two compatriots, the World Indoor bronze medallist, Abel Kipsang, the twelfth fastest athlete over the distance in the world kamar Etiang and the 2019 All-African Games Bronze medallist, Charles Cheboi.

Cheruiyot has been beaten by Kipsang severally this year including at the Doha Diamond League Meeting and the Kenyan trials to the World championships.

The Rongai Athletics Club based athlete will battle the recently crowned world 1,500m champion Jake Wightman and Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigstsen.

Wightman took the world title when he went under the 3:30 mark with a personal best of 3:29.23 beating the Norwegian to second in 3:29.47 with Cheruiyot finishing a distant sixth in 3:30.69.

Cheruiyot who is coached by Bernard Ouma of RAC was beaten to second place at the just concluded Commonwealth Games by Australian Oliver Hoare with Wightman finishing in third, will be looking to redeem himself as he chases this year’s Diamond League title which if he wins will be his fourth.

Timothy Cheruiyot wins silver medal in Birmingham

The Tokyo Olympic 1500m silver medallist, Timothy Cheruiyot won another silver medal at the Commonwealth Games being held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

In a world-class field which included the men who finished second, third and fourth in the Olympic final last summer: Cheruiyot, Josh Kerr and Abel Kipsang, all were upstaged by Ollie Hoare, who won the race in Commonwealth Games Record time of 3:30.12 and becoming the first Australian to win gold in this race since Herb Elliott in 1958, when the event was known as the 1 Mile race.

Cheruiyot who was edged out at the finish was forced to settle in second in a time of 30:21.14.

World Champion, Jake Wightman was forced to settle in third and take the bronze medal in 3:30.53, after losing the lead in the last 100m.


Jake Wightman shocks the world as he snatches the 1500m gold in Oregon

Great Britain’s Jake Wightman send shock waves as he denied Kenyans their dominance in the 1,500m race when he ran the world leading and second fastest time in the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

Former world champion Timothy Cheruiyot and World Indoor 1500m bronze medallist, Abel Kipsang could not match the great shape of Wightman.

This is the first gold ever in over the distance Wightman gold was since Steve Cram won the inaugural World Championship at Helsinki in 1983.

The 28 year-old held off Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen down the stretch to win the event in a time of 3:29.23 seconds with the latter taking silver in a time of 3:29.47.

World Indoor bronze medallist Mohamed Katir from Spain won his country the bronze medal with a time of 3:29.90.

“It probably won’t sink in until I have retired I don’t think,” he said. “It’s mad. I had such a disappointing year in Tokyo last year. I don’t think people realize how crushing it was to go in with such high expectations and come away hoping for a medal but end up tenth,” said Wightman.

Where to watch Oslo Diamond League

The meeting will be streamed in a number of territories on the Wanda Diamond League YouTube page from 20:00 local time (GMT +2).

To find out where the meeting may be broadcast in your country, check the list below. If your country does not appear on the list, please check local listings. The list is subject to change, and some broadcasters may only show highlights coverage, while others will show the meeting live. Please check your local listings to find out more information.

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Abel Kipsang faces Jakob Ingebrigtsen in Oslo

Newly crowned Africa 1500m, champion Abel Kipsang leads a strong field that includes Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen at the Oslo Diamond League that will be held on Thursday (16) at Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway.

Kipsang who is also the World Indoor bronze medallist will take on the world Indoor silver medallist in the famous Dream Mile.

Ingerbrigtsen holds the fastest mile time on paper of 3:47.24 that he got last year at the Hayward Field which is also a National record while Kipsang holds 3:50.87 that he got this year also at the same venue.

Kipsang will also take the likes of Spain’s Mohammed Katir, Australia’s Stewart McSweyn.


Abel Kipsang the king of 1500m race in Africa

World Indoor 1500m bronze medallist, Abel Kipsang added another huge title to his name as he took the African 1500m race at the just concluded 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

Kipsang who has been in great form this season took the honors in a time of 3:36.57 and was followed by the new kid on block Ryan Mphahlele from South Africa in 3:36.74 with Kipkeino Classic bronze medalist Adehena Embaye from Ethiopia closing the podium three finishes in 3:38.31.

The 2016 World U20 Champion, Kumari Taki and the 2019 World Cross Country champion, Tedese Lemi Urgesa   from Ethiopia finishing in 3:3827 and 3:39.54 respectively.


1500M MEN

  1. Abel Kipsang                (KEN) 3:36.57
  2. Ryan Mphahlele          (ETH) 3:36.74
  3. Adehena Embaye        (ETH) 3:38.31
  4. Kumari Taki                 (KEN) 3:38.27
  5. Tedese Lemi Urgesa   (ETH) 3:39.54

Abel Kipsang and Kumari Taki storm to 1500m finals in Mauritius

World Indoor 1500m bronze medallist, Abel Kipsang and the 2016 World U20 Champion, Kumari Taki stormed to the finals of the 1500m race at the 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

Kipsang who is in the greatest shape at the moment easily sailed to the finals as he won his first heat in a time of 3:38.81 with Taki taking his second heat in 3:46.24. Another hopeful contender is Elias Ngeny who finished a distant sixth and went through to the finals as the fastest loser in 3:42.69.