Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot runs world lead in Stockholm Diamond League

Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot runs world lead in Stockholm Diamond League

Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya won the men’s 1500m in a world-leading time of 3min 30.77sec at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Sunday.

His compatriot and triple world champion Asbel Kiprop was fourth in 3:33.17 with Bahrain’s Alsadik Mikhou (3:31.49) and Ethiopia’s Aman Wote (3:31.63) filling the spaces in between.

“I am very happy,” said Cheruiyot. “The race went to plan –- I tried to go at 300m. I’ll go back to Kenya now and prepare for the world championship trials. I will be really happy if I can make it to London. This was good preparation for this.”

The 21-year-old Cheruiyot led the field through the bell lap in 2:50.90 and established his kick, which remained unmatched through the finish. 

Cheruiyot’s previous personal best was 3:31 from the 2016 Brussel’s Diamond League meeting. He didn’t make the Kenyan Olympic team last year after finishing fourth at the Olympic Trials, but is rounding into impressive form this year. Just eight days ago, Cheruiyot won the Kenyan national championship over Justus Soget and Kiprop. 

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