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Kamar Etyang, the sole Kenyan runner at Bermuda Tour

The twelfth fastest athlete in 1500m , Kamar Etyang will be the sole Kenyan at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting that will be held today (9) at the Flora Duffy Stadium in Devonshire, Bermuda.

The 19 year-old goes to this race with a personal best of 3:33.12 that he got at the Kenya Olympic Games Trials, where he beat a strong deep field of elite athletes that included reigning World Champion Timothy Cheruiyot, World U18 1500m Champion George Manangoi, the 2014 African bronze medallist, Ronald Kwemoi and the 2018 World Indoor bronze medallist in 3000m race, Bethwell Birgen.

Etyang will battle for honors with Olympian Brahim Kaazouzi from Morocco who comes to this race with the fastest time on paper of 3:31.62 that he got in 2018 at the Monaco Herculis meeting and Hamza Driouch from Qatar who carries a personal best of 3:33.69 that he got at Doha Diamond League.

Pan American Games champion in 800m, Marco Arop from Canada, will also be on line up to fight for the honors as well as Germany’s Amos Bartelsmeyer who holds a pb of 3:38.16 that he got last year at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.

Great Britain’s Kyle Langford of 3:3:41.08 and Erik Sowinski from United States of 3:44.82 will also fight for the podium position.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen breaks his first World Record

Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen broke his first World Record at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais that was held on Thursday (17) in Lievin, France.

Twelve months after setting a European indoor 1500m record of 3:31.80 on the same track, the ever-improving Ingebrigtsen took off 0.44 the previous world indoor record of 3:31.04 that was set by Ethiopia’s Samuel Tefera in 2019 in Birmingham.

Ingebrigtsen, who was paced by Erik Sowinski and Julien Ranc, went through the 600m in 1.24.66 and 800m in 1:52.66. He reached the 1000m in 2:20.98 and picked up the pace with two laps to go. He clocked 3:03.04 at the bell and covered the final 200m in 27.57.

The defending champion beat the record holder when he cut the tape in a new indoor world record of 3:30.60.

“I am happy to return to Liévin. The track is very good. Spectators are very supportive. This is always a fast race and it’s a really nice arena. I like to finish strong. I think it’s nice for the crowd but it’s also nice for me to speed up going into the finish” said Ingebrigtsen.

Tefera put up a stern fight coming home in second in 3:33.70 with Ignacio Fontes from Spain closing the first three podium finishes in 3:37.39.