Timothy Cheruiyot wins silver medal in Birmingham

Timothy Cheruiyot wins silver medal in Birmingham

The Tokyo Olympic 1500m silver medallist, Timothy Cheruiyot won another silver medal at the Commonwealth Games being held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

In a world-class field which included the men who finished second, third and fourth in the Olympic final last summer: Cheruiyot, Josh Kerr and Abel Kipsang, all were upstaged by Ollie Hoare, who won the race in Commonwealth Games Record time of 3:30.12 and becoming the first Australian to win gold in this race since Herb Elliott in 1958, when the event was known as the 1 Mile race.

Cheruiyot who was edged out at the finish was forced to settle in second in a time of 30:21.14.

World Champion, Jake Wightman was forced to settle in third and take the bronze medal in 3:30.53, after losing the lead in the last 100m.