Timothy Cheruiyot after winning his first world title in Doha.

In the men’s 1500m at the Monaco Diamond League, World Champion, Timothy Cheruiyot in his first race over his specialist distance this season, clocked a very fast 3:28.41 to take the win, just four hundredths of a second off his Personal Best (PB) from two years ago to prevail over a brilliant Jakob Ingebrigsten who stormed to a big PB and European Record of 3:28.68 to finish 2nd.

Ingebrigsten broke the Area Record held by Mo Farah at 3:28.81, while also moving to 8th on the all-time list, just behind Cheruiyot.

Jake Wightman also ran a powerful race for 3rd place, coming through in a massive PB of 3:29.47, the 2nd fastest time ever run by a Briton. Behind them, Filip Ingebrigsten placed 4th in a Season’s Best (SB) of 3:30.35, while Yomif Kejelcha ran 3:32.69 in 5th.

Athletics is a special shade of life for me, and my confidence has received a boost since I started out covering the sport from the stands of my home, and now as a Junior Sportswriter with Making of Champions - an opportunity to get better at what I do.


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