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Jake Wightman Nominated for 2022 BBC Sports Personality of the Year

World 1500m champion Jake Wightman has been nominated for the 2022 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award which takes place on Wednesday 21 December from 18:45.

The 28-year-old became a world champion for the very first time following a superb display in Oregon in July. His brave tactics saw him dominate the contest and leave the Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen (NOR) in his wake as he became Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s newest world champion.

It was the start of a successful summer for Wightman who returned to the track just a couple of weeks later to win 1500m bronze at the Commonwealth Games.

Competing for Scotland, Wightman once again moved to the front of the field with 250m, but a fast-finishing Ollie Hoare (AUS) and Timothy Cheruiyot (KEN) won gold and silver on the final sprint for the line, and Wightman earned the second Commonwealth bronze of his career.

Not content with two major medals in a season, Wightman stepped down to the 800m distance for the European Championships in August, and he came within a few milliseconds of claiming a second title of the year.

Mariano Garcia (ESP) just pipped him to gold in the final, however, Wightman captured the silver medal and completed his summer season with the full set of medals across the three majors of the year.

To add to his medal winning displays, Wightman set personal bests across the following distances: 800m, 1000m, 1500m, mile (track and road) and 3000m.

His 1500m time [3:29.23], set in that World Athletics Championships final, moved him to third on the UK all-time standings behind only Mo Farah and Josh Kerr. Meanwhile, on his way to winning at the Monaco Diamond League, he lowered his 1000m time to 2:13.88 which saw him move up to third on the UK all-time list behind Seb Coe and Steve Cram.

In one of his final races of the season, he also lowered the long-standing Scottish 800m record on his way to a win at the Brussels Diamond League – his third Wanda Diamond League win of the season. His time of 1:43.65 eclipsed Tom McKean’s mark set at Crystal Palace 33 years ago.

Voting opens during the show on Wednesday evening, and full details will be explained then. Wightman lines up against five other contenders; gymnast Jessica Gadirova, footballer Beth Mead, curling’s Eve Muirhead, cricketer Ben Stokes, snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan.


Source: britishathletics.org.uk

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.

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.

Abel Kipsang takes his second Diamond League title in Birmingham

World Indoor 1500m bronze medallist, Abel Kipsang continued his dominance in the three-and-three-quarter laps race, as he second Diamond League title at the Müller Games held on Saturday (21), at the newly renovated Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

The Olympic record holder over the distance defeated the Olympic 1500m silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot in Doha a forth night ago, which was his beating this year.

The 25 year-old crossed the finish line easily in 3:35.15.

more to follow…

Abel Kipsang to battle Samuel Tefera at Muller Games

World Indoor 1500m bronze medallist, Abel Kipsang will battle with the World  Indoor 1500m champion Samuel Tefera at the Müller Diamond League that will be held on Saturday 21 May, at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

The Olympic record holder over the distance, who has been in great shape in recent times, beat last week Olympic 1500m silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot for the second time in a row and will carry his great shape to muller as he will take on Tefera who holds the world indoor record of 3:31.04.

Kipsang who is the current world leader will also face-off with the Olympic 1500m bronze medallist and Scottish record holder Josh Kerr.

Other title contenders includes Great Britain’s Piers Copeland, who is the British indoor champion and Welsh indoor record holder and George Mills the 2016 European under-18 champion.

Olympic 1500m finalist and Australian national record holder, Stewart McSweyn from Australia and his compatriot  Ollie Hoare, Olympic 1500m finalist and the Australian national record holder have also been included on the star studded start list.

Abel Kipsang beats Timothy Cheruiyot in Doha

World Indoor 1500m bronze medallist, Abel Kipsang continued his dominance in the three-and-three-quarter laps race, as he defeated the Olympic 1500m silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot for the second time at the Doha Diamond League Meeting that is being held this evening (Friday 13) in Doha, Qatar.

The Olympic record holder over the distance was too good for the deep elite field that included the 2019 World 10,000m silver medallist, Yomif Kejelcha, World Cross country champion Tadese Lemi and Kamar Etiang.

Kipsang who came to this race with the fastest time on paper of 3:29.56 crossed the finish line ahead of Cheruiyot in a time of 3:35.70 with the latter coming home in in 3:36.16.

Lemi finished in third place in 3:37.06.

Ethiopia’s Kejelcha and Etiang finished in fourth and fifth place in 3:37.85 and 3:38.83 respectively.


1500M MEN

  1. Abel Kipsang              (KEN) 3:35.70
  2. Timothy Cheruiyot   (KEN) 3:36.16
  3. Tadese Lemi               (ETH) 3:37.06
  4. Yomif Kejelcha           (ETH) 3:37.85
  5. Kamar Etiyang            (KEN) 3:38.83

Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Timothy Cheruiyot resume rivalry In Eugene

Reigning Wanda Diamond League champion Timothy Cheruiyot and Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen will resume their rivalry in the men’s 1500m when they go head to head in the prestigious Bowerman Mile at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on May 28th.

Cheruiyot claimed his fourth career Diamond Trophy when he edged out Ingebrigtsen in the final in Zurich last year, just weeks after the Norwegian had beaten him to the gold medal in Tokyo.

Ingebrigtsen, 21, already has a rich history of success in the Bowerman Mile. At the 2017 Pre Classic Ingebrigtsen became the youngest to ever break the four minute barrier, running 3:58.07 at the age of 16. One year later he would lower his time to 3:52.28 and come back again in 2019 with a 3:51.30. In last year’s race, Ingebrigtsen captured his first Bowerman Mile victory, running the fastest time ever on U.S. soil, 3:47.24. After breaking the Olympic record in Tokyo last summer and taking down the indoor 1500 meter world record earlier this year, it’s clear the Norwegian is ready to cement himself further in the record books.

The budding rivalry between Ingebrigtsen and Cheruiyot will add another chapter at the Pre Classic in 2022. After winning the Bowerman Mile and claiming gold at the World Championships in 2019, Cheruiyot took silver at the Olympic Games last year. He would ultimately bounce back to beat the Norwegian in Zurich.

The third Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season will also feature a strong field in the men’s 5000m, with Canada’s Olympic silver medallist Mo Ahmed taking on home hero Paul Chelimo and 2018 Diamond League champion Selemon Barega of Ethiopia.

Source: diamondleague.com

Managoi siblings to lead an epic 1,500m battle of kings against Cheruiyot, Kipsang and Simotwo

Thursday will be the day when Kenyan athletics lovers will experience one of the epic battles in the 1,500m when top runners battle for the title at the Athletics Kenya National Championships cum Senior Africa Athletics championships that will be staged in Mauritius.

The Kasarani champions that comes to an end tomorrow has attracted top notch athletes led Manangoi siblings with former world 1,500m champion Elijah competing alongside his young brother, the former world under 20 1,500m champion George Managoi will be facing the reigning Olympic Games 1,500m silver medalist Timothy Cheruiyot, Olympic Games finalist Abel Kipsang and Olympic Games 1,500m semifinalists Charles Simotwo.

The epic battle of titles began today when all the four contenders qualified to compete in tomorrow’s finals.

World indoor 1,500m bronze medalist Kipsang, who set the Olympic 1,500m record last year, won today’s semifinal round.

Representing National Police Service, Kipsang won heat one in 3:37.14 beating Kenya Defence Forces’ Daniel Mungut to second in 3:37.30 and Emedy Kiplimo settling for third timing 3:37.57.

Kumara Taki 4th and George Manangoi in 5th position, Daniel Kimaiyo 6th, Justine Kemboi in 7th and Elijah Manangoi coming in 8th position in one of the fastest heat.

Heat was won by North Rift’s Amos Bett followed by Kenya Prisons Boaz Kipkurgut and World Champion Cheruiyot completing the podium to qualify.
The federation has lined up 12 athletes for the battle of honours.