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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

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.

Emmanuel Korir makes the statement in Zurich

Olympic champion Emmanuel Korir made a statement in 800m men’s race at the finals of the Wanda Diamond League series that were held on Thursday (9) night in Zurich.

Korir proved himself when he cemented his name in the history books of the Diamond league as he lifted his second trophy in style beating the best of the best over the distance.

Korir had been beaten twice by Sudan born now Canadian Marco Arop at the Prefontaine Classic and Lausanne Diamond League but he turned the tables in Zurich when he gave a powerful kick with 60 metres to go to pass Ferguson Rotich who had taken the lead earlier to cross the line in 1:44.56.

Tokyo silver medallist, Rotich superlative performance at the Brussels Diamond League, was forced to settle in second place in a time of 1:44.96.

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games bronze medallist, Clayton Murphy from the United States came home in third place in 1:45.21.

The 2019 Pan American Games gold medallist, Arop crossed the line in fourth in 1:45.23 with the limping Wycliff Kinyamal who had set a meet record a forth night ago at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial finishing last in 1:46.52

Wyclife Kinyamal sets the record in 800m race at Continental Tour

After silencing Canada’s Marco Arop a week ago, Wyclife Kinyamal was it again and this time it was at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial that was held on Sunday (5) in Silesia, Poland, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting.

On paper this race was favoring former world record holder for the indoor 600m champion Michael Saruni and the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Patryk Dobek from Poland but it seems Kinyamal had his secret card hidden under the table as he trounced the two crossing the line in anew Meet record of 1:44.63.

Poland’s Kacper Lewalski another unfavorite took the second place in a new personal best of 1:44.84 with European U23 silver medallist Champion Daniel Rowden from Great taking bronze in 1:44.89 after a powerful kick that denied his country mate Jake Weightman a podium finish. Weightman finished fourth in a seasonal best of 1.44.89.

Saruni the race favorite finished a distant fifth in 1:44.04.

LEADING RESULTS

800M MEN

  1. Wycliffe Kinyamal          (KEN) 1:44.63
  2. Kacper Lewalski              (POL)  1:44.84
  3. Daniel Rowden                 (GRT) 1:44.89
  4. Jake Weightman               (GRT) 1:44.97
  5. Michael Saruni                 (KEN) 1:44.04

Wyclife Kinyamal silences Marco Arop in Paris Meet

The unexpected happened as Canada’s Marco Arop steam was slowed down by Wyclife Kinyamal from Kenya at the Paris Diamond League Meeting that was held on Saturday (28) at the Stade Charlety in Paris.

The 22 years-old has been on fire recently beating the reigning Olympic gold and silver medalists, Emmanuel Korir and Ferguson Rotich at the Prefontaine Classic and at Athletissima meeting as he defeated them to claim his second Diamond League title.

The Canadian had to be silenced by Kinyamal as he had punished the two in two occasions and the time was nigh to be put in the frying pan as he was pushed to his limit by the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Wyclife Kinyamal.

With the Tokyo champion missing for this meet, the 2016 East African Junior Athletics Champion had to step in his shoes and salvage Kenya from the Canadian dominance as he lived to it crossing the line in 1:43.94 with the 2019 World Championships bronze medallist taking in silver in 1:44.45. Arop was forced to settle on third in 1:44.74.

Australia’s Peter Bol and Great Britain’s Elliot Giles finished in fourth and fifth place in 1:44.88 and 1:44.92 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS
800m MEN

  1. Wyclife Kinyamal    (KEN) 1:43.94
  2. Ferguson Rotich       (KEN) 1:44.45
  3. Marco Arop               (CAN) 1:44.74
  4. Peter Bol                    (AUS) 1:44.88
  5. Elliot Giles                (GBR) 1:44.92

Marco Arop beats Emmanuel Korir in Lausanne meet