Kenya Loses 1,500M Commonwealth Tittle

Timothy Cheruiyot
Timothy Cheruiyot finished second behind Australian Oliver Hoare at the Commonwealth Games on August 6, 2022.

Kenya failed to defend its title in the men's 1,500m race at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. 

Former World Champion Timothy Cheruiyot finished second behind Australian Oliver Hoare who won gold. 

Cheruiyot lost the race a few metres from the finish line as the Australian outpaced him. 

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The Australian finished first walking away with the Commonwealth title while setting a new Games Record time - 3:30.12. 

Cheruiyot finished second with a time of 3:30.21 as world champion Wightman took bronze clocking 3:30.53.  

The Kenyan improved from his previous performance at the World Championship where he failed to bag any medal. 

Abel Kipsang who was touted to win the race, finished a distant fourth in a time of 3:30.82 recording his fastest time this season. 

The failure to win gold in Birmingham saw Kenya surrender the World and Commonwealth titles. 

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