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Adisu Girma to fight three brother in Spain

The 2017 African U20 800m bronze medallist, Adisu Girma will challenge three Norwegians brothers at the 24th edition of the Cursa dels Nassos that will be held on the eve of the New Year in Barcelona, Spain.

The 23 year-old who specializes in 800m and 1500m races will be making his debut over the distance and will have to get past the ever fresh Olympic 1500m champion, Jacob Ingebrigstsen, who will also have his two brothers (Filip and Henrik) tag along as they jostle for the top honors.

Jacob Ingebrigstsen who is the race favorite comes to this race with the second fastest time of 27:54 that he got in his home town in 2019.

The two will have to get past the 2019 European 10,000m champion, Jimmy Gressier, who carries on his shoulders the fastest time on paper of 27:43 that he got in 2019.

The 2012 European 1500m champion, Henrik Ingebrigstsen and the 2017 World 1500m bronze medallist, Filip Ingebrigstsen will join their younger brother as they fight for the title today.

The 2019 European 10,000m champion, Jimmy Gressier and the two time Asian Games 1500m and 5000m champion, Mohamed Al Garni from Qatar have also been included in the start list.

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.