Kiplagat win’s men’s 1,500 meters, Cheruiyot takes women’s 5,000.
Kenyan athletes won eight of the 10 races above 800 meters in track & field at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. The only events a Kenyan didn’t claim victory in was the men’s 5,000 and 10,000 meters, which were won by Uganda’s Moses Kipsiro.
In the final days of competition, Vivian Cheruiyot won the women’s 5,000-meter title in a tactical 15:55.12 as compatriots Syliva Kibet and Ines Chenonge took second and third, respectively.
In the men’s 1,500 meters, Silas Kiplagat won in a slow 3:41 ahead of countryman James Magut and New Zealand’s Nick Willis. Kiplagat, who ran the fastest time in the world earlier this summer (3:29), took the lead with 200 meters to go and never looked back.
“The pace was slow, so I wanted to push the pace,” Kiplagat said.
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