Timothy Cheruiyot won the 1500m men’s event of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm with a dominant display.
The world champion surged through on Sunday evening in the Swedish capital to reach the finish line in a time of 3:30.25, ahead of Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen in second with 3:30.74, and Stewart McSweyn of Australia, who came in third with a career best of 3:31.48.
“It was a bit windy, but the pace was good and I am pleased with my win today,” said Cheruiyot. We are travelling around many countries but we are following all precautions and wearing masks so I am happy to be racing.”
In the women’s 1500m event, Cheruiyot’s Kenyan compatriot and continental title holder Winny Chebet finished fourth with 4:02.58 in a race won by Britain’s Laura Muir with a world leading time of 3:57.86.
Ivorian sprinter Marie-Josee Ta Lou came third in the women’s 100m with a season’s best of 11.32, behind Switzerland’s Alja del Ponte in first position (11.20) and second-placed Marije van Hunenstijn of the Netherland (11.28).
But in the men’s long jump, it was South Africa’s Rushwal Samaai who finished tops with a 8.09m jump, beating Sweden’s Thobias Nilsson Montler who had the best jump of the day with a 8.13 second round effort, but could only reach 8.06m in the sixth round, leaving Finland’s Kristian Pulli who fouled on his final attempt in third (8.02).
The next Diamond League meeting will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland on September 2.
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