He still ran an excellent time all things considered and it truly seemed accidental. Just tangled feet. Man that was a blazing fast race though. 3:29.63 for Kiplagat.
Damn, Kiplagat bumps Kiprop's foot ~120m out from line. Kiprop almost stumbles inside rail. Kiplagat passes to take lead.
Kiprop makes valiant effort on outides, but Kiplagat sways wide to the finish to hold off.
I know, I couldn't believe it when I looked at the start list. Would have loved to see a contact-free finish.
That's going to be a controversial 1500m. Kiplagat 3:29.63, Kiprop 3:29.78. Kiprop was leading with 100m to go but Kiplagat bumped into him which made Kiprop stumble and threw Kiprop off his rhythm. However, Kiprop still got a PB and finally ran under 3:30 so at least he comes away with that. 53.30 final lap.
Great race in the 1500. If you didn't see it Kiprop was leading with Kiplagat right on his heels and somehow Kipro got clipped with about 100 to go. He stumbled, Kiplagat went by.
Then Kiprop tried to catch him but came up just short. Despite all of this they both went sub 3:30.
I completely forgot no one broke 3:30 last year.
This was a PR for the Olympic and World Champ Kiprop.
Way back Russell Brown and Ryan Gregson got the Olympic "A" qualifiers. Hell Kaki got one and the last guy in the main pack that finished.
CHEPSEBA Nixon Kiplimo
ÖZBILEN Ilham Tanui
KOMEN Daniel Kipchirchir
POLONET Vickson Naran
1 KIPLAGAT Silas KEN 3:29.63 WL
2 KIPROP Asbel KEN 3:29.78 PB
3 BIRGEN Bethwell KEN 3:31.17 PB
4 CHEPSEBA Nixon Kiplimo KEN 3:31.32
5 CHEBOI Collins KEN 3:32.64
6 ÖZBILEN Ilham Tanui TUR 3:33.32
7 GEBREMEDHIN Mekonnen ETH 3:33.38
8 KOMEN Daniel Kipchirchir KEN 3:33.43
9 DRIOUCH Hamza QAT 3:33.69 YB
10 KIPTOO Eliah KEN 3:33.81
11 GREGSON Ryan AUS 3:33.92 SB
12 BROWN Russell USA 3:34.11 PB
13 KAKI Abubaker SUD 3:34.34
14BOUKENSA Tarek ALG 3:42.88
Brown got eh A standard too.
BIRGEN Bethwell KEN 3:31.17 PB
Who the hell is this guy? People are coming out of no where? I see he is 24 with a 3 sec PR today, NICE
The talent one country produces is just stunning. Should be celebrated
Definitely the win. My guess would be .6-.75. It took awhile for him to regain balance and then accelerate again. He gained on Kiplagat but there wasn't enough distance left.