Obiri, Kipyegon, Rotich rock Doha Diamond League

Olympic Games 5, 000m silver medalist Hellen Obiri, Olympic games 1,500m champion Faith Kipyegon and Ferguson Rotich were the winners of today’s Doha Diamond League titles in Doha, Qatar.

Obiri, the 5,000m World champion led a 1-5 podium sweep for Kenyans in 3,000m race that attracted top notch athletes across the world.

Obiri won the title in 8:22.14 ahead of former world cross country champion Agnes Jebet Tirop (8:22.9) in second, world 3,000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech (8:22.9), in third with Margaret Chelimo and former world 3, 000m steeplechase champion Hyvin Kiyeng completing the top five Kenyan affair.

Africa 1,500m champion Quailyne Kiprop was in 11th position with world cross country junior champion Beatrice Chebet in 13th position.

After winning a double, the evergreen Kipyegon was in her superlative performance winning women’s 800m as Rotich dominated the men’s race.

Kipyegon, the World 1,500m silver medalist won the title in 1:57.22 ahead of Spains Esther Gurrera in second timing 1:59.22 as former world 800m champion Eunice Sum came a distance 9th in 2:02.02.

Rotich (1:44.16) led Commonwealth Games 800m champion Wycliffe Kinyamal in third timing 1:44.68 with Giles Elliot in between in 1:44.56 as World champion Timothy Cheruiyot coming in 7th position in 1:46.78.

But returning after he tested positive for coronavirus disease, Olympics 3,000m steeplechase champion Consealus Kipruto failed to complete the 1,500m just as Brimin Kiprono.

And Bethwel Birgen finished 10th position in 3:36.67 as Vincent Kibet came in 13th timing 3:38.27.

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