Kiprop triumphs in 1500m race

Sep 04, 2011, 02:58 IST | AFP

A masterclass in middle-distance running saw Asbel Kiprop add the world 1500m title to his Olympic crown in South Korea on Saturday.

A masterclass in middle-distance running saw Asbel Kiprop add the world 1500m title to his Olympic crown in South Korea on Saturday.


Asbel Kiprop

The 22-year-old Kenyan withstood charges from compatriot Silas Kiplagat, the Commonwealth champion, and Ethiopian Mekonnen Gebremedhin around the final bend for a fine win in 3min 35.69sec. Remarkably, it was the first time a Kenyan has won the 1500m event at the worlds.

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