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