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Thursday, June 17, 2021

McSweyn in quick Diamond 1500m at Doha

The ever-impressive Stewart McSweyn has clocked one other quick metric mile as he completed runner-up within the 1500 metres on the Diamond League assembly in Doha.

After chasing dwelling Australian compatriot Ollie Hoare and Jakob Ingebrigsten in wretched circumstances in Gateshead, England, on the weekend, McSweyn needed to give greatest to Kenya’s world champion Timothy Cheruiyot on a sizzling, humid Friday evening in Qatar.

The three-time Diamond League champion Cheruiyot ran a affected person race to win in a world-leading time of three minutes 30.48 seconds to kick-start his season.

Tasmanian McSweyn, who clocked his nationwide file 3:30.51 on this assembly final September, adopted him dwelling in a formidable season’s greatest 3:31.57, with Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali coming dwelling third with a private greatest 3:31.95

“It was an excellent race, anybody may have received,” Cheruiyot mentioned. “My subsequent focus is Monaco.”

The excellent news for McSweyn after his two near-misses this week is that he now leads the general Diamond League standings for 1500m with 13 factors.

His compatriots, Matthew Ramsden (3:40.89) and Ryan Gregson (3:42.93) introduced up the rear of the sphere in twelfth and thirteenth locations respectively.

Australian excessive jumper Brandon Starc was fourth within the excessive bounce with a 2.27 metre clearance behind Russian winner Ilya Ivanyuk, who’s now competing as an ‘authorised impartial athlete’.

Whereas the Kenyans dominated the evening’s center distance races, one other spotlight of the night was American Kenneth Bednarek edging out Canadian Andre De Grasse by one hundredth of a second in a scintillating 200 metres.

Bednarek was pushed all the way in which however received in 19.88 forward of De Grasse whose compatriot Aaron Brown was third (20.25).

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the double Olympic champion and a number of world champion, received the 100m, placing behind her a disappointing fourth-place end in Gateshead final Sunday.

Fraser-Pryce, 34, ran 10.84 seconds forward of Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare (10.90) with America’s Javianne Oliver ending third (11.03).

Within the girls’s 800m, Kenya’s Religion Kipyegon nudged by way of on the within to safe a formidable win with a time of 1:58.26 for the 1,500m Olympic champion and world silver medallist.

One other Kenyan, 21-year-old Beatrice Chebet, received the three,000m with a world main time of 8:27.49 sprinting forward of Hellen Obiri, the twice world 5,000m champion, who pale in the direction of the tip of the race and completed a disappointing fourth.

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