Olympics-Athletics-Norway's Ingebrigtsen upsets Cheruiyot to win 1,500 metres gold

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Athletics: Norway's Ingebrigtsen wins gold in 1,500 metres final

Athletics: Norway's Ingebrigtsen wins gold in 1,500 metres final

TOKYO :Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway won gold in the Olympic men's 1,500 metres final on Saturday, breaking the Games record to upset world champion Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya who took silver.Josh Kerr of Britain ran a personal best to claim the bronze medal.Ingebrigtsen was the first European winner of

Josh Kerr of Britain ran a personal best to claim the bronze medal.Ingebrigtsen was the first European winner of the event since Spain's Fermin Cacho in Barcelona in 1992.The Norwegian started fast and took the lead before Cheruiyot overtook him and dictated the pace for the majority of the race as Ingebrigtsen tucked in behind.

The 20-year Norwegian sped past Cheruiyot on the last lap, however, to clock a blistering 3:28.32 and claim the gold medal.(Reporting by Omar Mohammed, editing by Ed Osmond)

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Josh Kerr of Britain ran a personal best to claim the bronze medal. Ingebrigtsen was the first European winner of the event since Spain's Fermin Cacho in Barcelona in 1992. Tomala, 31, said he switched to the 50km distance from the 20km earlier this year because he was"bored and needed new challenges," and his decision paid immediate dividends. The Norwegian started fast and took the lead before Cheruiyot overtook him and dictated the pace for the majority of the race as Ingebrigtsen tucked in behind. But it was two-time world half marathon champion Jepchirchir who came out on top after breaking out of a virtual tie with Kosgei at the 40km mark. The 20-year Norwegian sped past Cheruiyot on the last lap, however, to clock a blistering 3:28. It's the second 50 in my life and a gold medal is crazy, right?" he said.32 and claim the gold medal. Seidel, competing in just her third marathon after moving up from shorter distances, finished 26 seconds behind.

(Reporting by Omar Mohammed, editing by Ed Osmond) Source: Reuters .reuters. Battling hot and humid conditions, Chepngetich dropped out around the 30km mark, while Israel's Lonah Chemtai Salpeter dropped out at the 38km stage after looking like a strong contender for bronze.