Athletics

Commonwealth Games 2022; Cheruiyot, Kipsang up for 1500m finals

  • Australia’s Oliver Hoare won the race with a record time of three minutes, thirty-seven seconds, and fifty-two frames (3:37:52)
  • Cheruiyot is the 2019 World 1,500m champion and he’s looking forward to retaining back his title at the finals on Saturday.
  • Wightman won the World 1,500m title at the World Athletics Championships that were held in Oregon University, United States last month.

Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot and Abel Kipsang have made it to the finals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham England in the 1500m men’s race.

The Commonwealth Games 1,500m silver medalist Timothy Cheruiyot competes at this years Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. He finished second recording 3:37.82secs to qualify for the finals. Photo/Birmingham022/twitter

Cheruiyot finished in the second position clocking three minutes, thirty-seven seconds, and eighty-two frames (3:37:82) behind Australia’s Oliver Hoare who won the race with a record time of three minutes, thirty-seven seconds, and fifty-two frames (3:37:52)

Cheruiyot is the 2019 World 1,500m champion and he’s looking forward to retaining back his title at the finals on Saturday.

Speaking after the race Cheruiyot said the race was fair to him and that his body was in a good physical state than when he was competing at the World Championship in Oregon where he finished in the sixth position.

“It was a good race and my body feels much better than when I competed at the World Championships,” said Cheruiyot.

He added that his only aim in Birmingham is to collect the title after settling for silver at the 2018 Gold Coast Games that were held in Australia.

“I will need to plan well with my coaches for Saturday’s final,” Cheruiyot added.

Cheruiyot’s compatriot Abel Kipsang rallied from behind led at the bell, and settled third position clocking 3:48.63 in heat two behind Jake Wightman from Scotland claiming the heat in clocking 3:48.34.

Kipsang rallied from behind led at the bell, and settled third position clocking 3:48.63 in heat two Photo/Twitter

Wightman won the World 1,500m title at the World Athletics Championships that were held in Oregon University, United States last month.

Kipsang told the media after the race that he wanted to try a different tactic by staying at the back before hitting the front.

“I didn’t run well. I felt tired but that isn’t an excuse. I just need to get my act well in the final,” said Kipsang.

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