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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.

Where to watch Lausanne Diamond League live

The 2022 Lausanne Diamond League meeting will be streamed live on the organizer’s YouTube channel and broadcast live in a number of countries around the World.

More than 50 medalists and gold medal winners from the most recent World Championships in Oregon have been confirmed for the Wanda Diamond League.

 Top Live stream and TV channels:

  • Worldwide – YouTube
  • The United States – NBC Sports and Peacock
  • The United Kingdom
    – BBC Sports website (UK IP)
    – BBC iPlayer and BBC 3 (UK IP)
  • Canada – CBC (Canada IP)
  • Australia – Fox Sports
  • Caribbean Countries – Flow Sports
  • Norway – NRK 2 (Norway IP)
  • Sweden – C-More
  • Switzerland (SRF) (Swiss IP)
  • CT Sports – Czech Republic
  • Germany – Sky Deutschland
  • Kenya- Supersport
  • Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania -TV 3

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.

Selemon Barega to battle Soufiane El Bakkali at World Continental Tour

Olympic 10,000m champion Selemon Barega will battle for honors with Soufiane El Bakkali from Morocco in the 3000m race at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial that will be held on Sunday (5) in Silesia, Poland, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting.

Barega who was beaten last week in Lausanne Diamond League by the Olympic 1500m champion Jacob Ingebrigtsen will come face to face with the Tokyo 3000m steeplechase champion El Bakkali, who in his last engagement at the Diamond league meet got injured when he hit the first water barrier.

The 25 year-old ended Kenya’s rules over the water barrier race when he beat them at the just concluded Tokyo 2020.

The two will be squaring off over 3000m in a field that includes rising star Tadese Worku of Ethiopia, the world U20 champion, and Abel Kipsang from Kenya, who finished fourth in the Olympic 1500m final.

Jacob Ingebrigtsen to attack European record of 26 years in Lausanne

Olympic 1500m champion Jacob Ingebrigtsen could threaten long-standing continental time at the Lausanne Diamond League that will be held on 26th August in Lausanne, Switzerland

Ingebrigtsen has a European record in his sights that was set 21 years ago by Mohammed Mourhit in the 3000m mark of 7:26.62 in Monaco and one-year before he was suspended for using EPO.

The 20 year-old ran 7:27.05 in Rome last year when he finished close behind Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo.

Andy Butchart, will also be aiming to crack at Mo Farah’s UK record of 7:32.62 in what promises to be a fast race.

During the Prefontaine Classic meet in Eugene, the Norwegian wonder kid was on fire as he trounced the reigning world champion Timothy Cheruiyot in 3:47.24, which is a world-leading time, national record and Diamond League record which made him history’s ninth fastest outdoor performer. It’s also the fastest outdoor time in the world in seven years, since Ayanleh Souleiman ran the previous Prefontaine record, 3:47.32 in 2014.

I FORGIVE YOU-SELEMON TO YOMIF

Selemon Barega has forgiven Yomif Kejelcha after the incident in which the former was tripped and denied victory in at Lausanne’s Athletissima Diamond League Meeting that was held on Thursday (5) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

“This is running and things happen; I have forgiven him. Sorry to my fans and coaches, who were expecting a great result from me, but I’ll do well next time and make you all happy. Please don’t get mad at Yomif either; it happens. He told me that it was not on purpose and that he was just trying to grab what he could to survive from the fall, so I have forgiven him.” -Selemon Barega

Yomif on the other hand went to his social media account and posted, ‘To the some social media and some people who think I pulled Selemon Barega’s shorts out of madness and blaming me for grabbing his shorts. At the time when I was full of speed 100% and then he tripped me and my running shorts came down so such that my legs went up in the air and I lost totally my balance. That moment the only chance I had was either to fall dangerously down and hurt myself with an injury or grab something to get back to balance. I have no problem with Selemon Barega winning. I am good friends to Selemon! Please think before you talk!

The backlash on Yomif has caused quite a stir in social media with accusations of sabotage and unsportsmanlike behavior being leveled at him.

Bahrain’s Birhanu Balew won the race in a personal best and world-leading time of 13:01.09 and was followed by Barega in 13:02.67 with Hadis Abadi closing the podium three finishes in 13:04.04.