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.